Lead poisoning in Jackson County
There has been considerable progress in the past 20 years in reducing the number of lead-poisoned children. However, currently, there has been a decline in testing, health consultation, and elimination of lead hazards.
Blood lead testing in Jackson County as well as the State of Michigan has been down for the last couple of years. According to Preliminary Fiscal Year 2021 data, the overall number of total children tested in Jackson County is 1,981. The number of children with an elevated blood lead level equal to or above 4.5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL) is 68 or 3.4%.
To get a better understanding of how these statistics look in comparison to previous years download the Jackson County Lead Statistics Page. (note: the 2021 data has not been added at this time as we are waiting for the monthly numbers from the MDHHS Lead Section before adding them. The Michigan Lead Data Briefs are also available.
Jackson County Lead Data Statistic Page
Michigan Lead Data Brief
Find out more information about the Michigan Lead Safe Home Program which includes an opportunity to apply for a home lead inspection.