Indoor Environmental Concerns - Lead Poisoning
Public health experts agree that young children who receive TennCare are more likely to be part of a family with poverty-level income. These children may be more at risk for lead exposure, so screening is important. It is estimated that more than 80 percent of all children with blood lead levels (BLL) that require individual follow-up (>20 μg/dL) may be found in Medicaid recipients. In Tennessee, Medicaid funds TennCare services.
"SP605-D-Focus on Lead Screening for TennCare Recipients," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP605-D 3M 5/08(Rep) R12-5310-118-038-08 08-0218, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexenvi/10