Child Lead Screening Rates

Connecticut has some of the strictest lead-screening laws in the country – requiring every child to be tested for exposure twice, once between ages 1 and 2, and a second time before they reach age 3. But gaps exist in testing and some children are never screened as required.

The map shows the percentage of children in each town who received their first screening, 2013. Click on the town to see the data. The darker colors = higher rates of screenings.

Map by Marie K. Shanahan

Source: Connecticut Department of Public Health, 2013.