Search Our Site
How do I?


Berrien County
Health Department


2149 E. Napier
Benton Harbor, MI 49022



Office Hours:
8:30am-5:00pm, Mon-Fri

Phone: (269) 926-7121
Email: bchd@bchdmi.org



BCHD Calendar
September 2017
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
1 2 3 4 5 6 7



For Children For Adults For Schools For Businesses For Providers

Healthy Homes & Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

 

Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to affect IQ, ability to pay attention, and academic achievement. And effects of lead exposure cannot be corrected. The most important step that parents, health care providers, and others can take is to prevent lead exposure before it occurs.

Housing conditions can significantly affect public health. Childhood lead poisoning, injuries, respiratory diseases such as asthma, and quality of life issues have been linked to the more than 6 million substandard housing units nationwide. Residents of these units are also at increased risk for fire, electrical injuries, falls, rodent bites, and other illnesses and injuries. Other issues of concern include exposure to pesticide residues, indoor toxicants, tobacco smoke, and combustion gases.

 

Information For Parents

 

Information For Child Care Providers

 

Information for Health Care Providers

 

Important Resources & Links

 

 


 



SITE MAP
Clinical & Community Health
Environmental Health
Substance Abuse Treatment & Prevention
HOT TOPICS
2016 Annual Report
Zika Virus
Sexual Health Clinic
Beach Water Quality
ABC's of Safe Sleep
QUICK LINKS
For Children
For Adults
Schools
Businesses
Providers
BCHD
Contact Us
Employee Email
County of Berrien