Report: many Wisconsin children not getting tested for lead
1:51 AM, Oct 27, 2017
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin Department of Health Services report says less than a third of toddlers on Medicaid in the state were tested for lead poisoning last year, despite a federal rule that requires all children on the social health care program to be tested.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports children on Medicaid are at a higher risk for lead poisoning because they're more likely to live in older homes with lead paint.
A health department spokeswoman says the department is working to raise awareness about the importance of blood lead testing.