Lead & Your Child
All children are at risk for lead poisoning. Gloucester County Department of Health offers free blood lead testing for any child age 1 to 6 years. Call 856-218-4127 to make an appointment.
On February 16, 2023, Hatley USA recalled children's opalescent angel wings headbands due to a violation of the federal lead content ban. For more information, please visit the CPSC website.
If your child has this headband, you should immediately take the headband away and contact Hatley USA for a full refund. You should destroy the headband by breaking it in half and send Hatley USA a photo of the destroyed recalled headband by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt of the photo, you will be issued a full refund of the purchase price. You can also return the recalled product to any Hatley USA store. Hatley USA is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Municipal Lead Law Information
The Gloucester County Health Department staff conduct childhood lead poisoning investigations alongside public health nurses to determine contributing factors to the lead poisoning in children ages 0-72 months within and around residential properties. If you are concerned about your child’s exposure to lead, contact your local pediatrician and have him or her tested.
As per: New Jersey Regulation NJAC 8:51:
- All children should be tested at both 12 and 24 months of age
- Any child 25 to 72 months (less than 6 years) of age who has never previously been tested
- Any child up to 72 months of age who has been exposed to a known or suspected source of lead
Please see the links below for additional, valuable information.
The Health Department conducts lead inspections in response to elevated blood lead levels for children only. We copy the municipal Construction Official on our inspection findings for reference.
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA) regulations require municipalities to monitor and conduct lead assessments/inspections for rental properties.
Provided are two links:
NJ Department of Community Affairs
Frequently asked Questions about the law:
DCA has provided an email for questions: email@example.com
Please address specific program concerns with NJDCA.
New Jersey has taken steps to remove or reduce harmful lead exposures. Many of these measures rely on attention and action by administrators at the municipal level. Provided below is Fact Sheet to assist municipalities and residents.