A public health nurse will be assigned to the child and his or her family when elevated blood lead levels are detected to help manage the child's treatment and care. Clients with elevated blood lead levels will be referred to their medical provider for medical management. If the child does not have a regular medical provider, the nurse will refer the family to a medical provider.
For more infomation about healthcare provider management guidelines on childhood lead poisoning prevention, please visit the California Department of Public Health's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch website for Healthcare Providers.
It is only in the last 10 years that candy has been tested for lead. You can't tell if candy has lead in it just by looking at it or tasting it. Check the list for safe candy choices at http://leadinmexicancandy.com/ and ask your health care provider to have your child tested for lead.