Illinois expands lead exposure risk areas, adds 148 new ZIP codes 

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced [ July 3, 2024] Wednesday an expanded list of high-risk for lead exposure ZIP codes. [IL-DPH and WGN] 

IDPH is recommending increased mandatory testing for lead exposure of children who live within those areas.

One hundred and forty-eight new zip codes, representing parts of 60 Illinois counties, have been added to the list this year, bringing the total of high-risk ZIP codes to almost 1,200.

See List here by Zip Code>

IOMC is working with the Lead Abatement Resource Center Foundation on providing efforts to the children, families and communities. More details soon.