Lead poisoning is one of the most common and preventable environmental health problems in Missouri. Lead exposure in children can cause learning and behavioral problems, lower IQ levels and interfere with growth and hearing. The only way to know if a child has lead poisoning is to have his or her blood tested.
Water treatment systems that remove lead include:
1. Reverse osmosis
3. Chemical contaminant filter (Removes small amounts of some contaminants)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Environmental Protection Agency
Webster County Health Unit provides screening for lead risk exposure to children between the ages of 6 months to 6 years.