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Click here to read more and listen to the 5/14/19 WUWM radio interview with League members on lead contamination (Article: "The League Of Women Voters Fosters The 'Citizen Component' To Addressing Lead")

Lead Issues in Milwaukee Roundtable #2 - October 22, 2019

Testing for Sources of Lead and Preventing Lead Poisoning

Our Goal

The League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County is hosting a series of Roundtable Discussions about Lead Issues in Milwaukee. Our goal is to reduce the incidence of lead poisoning in Milwaukee. We hope to bring community leaders, scientists, practitioners, government experts and policy makers to the table to share their expertise.


The Need

While ALL children in Milwaukee are recommended to be tested at least three times before the age of three (1), only about 65% of Milwaukee’s children between the ages of 12 and 35 months were tested for lead poisoning during 2016. Of the 24,478 children tested, 11.6% or about 2,850 tested at or above the 5 micrograms/deciliter threshold for lead poisoning (2). Our Lead Issues in Milwaukee Discussion Series began by focusing on issues surrounding testing children for lead poisoning. Now those who participate will look at policy and practices regarding testing for sources of lead poisoning, abatement, and prevention.


Policy makers, government experts, scientists, community leaders, practitioners, other experts and officials are invited to:


Lead Issues in Milwaukee #2:

Testing for Sources of Lead and Preventing Lead Poisoning

Tuesday, October 22, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Summit Place – in the first floor Glass Patio Room on the right

6737 W. Washington Street, West Allis, Wisconsin

Free parking is available in the Summit Place lot.

Click here for the agenda of guiding questions.

Please note that you will receive a separate email to CONFIRM your registration for Roundtable #2. Since seating is limited, please check your inbox for a confirmation email. Only those with CONFIRMED registrations will be able to participate.


There will be no presentations. Rather, those with relevant expertise will be asked to contribute when prompted by the moderated, guiding questions [see Agenda-Lead Issues in MKE Mtg #2.] Please bring copies of documents you wish to share in response to those questions.  (We will let you know how many to bring closer to the date of the meeting.)  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ann Batiza below.  No projector will be available.

Toward the end of each meeting, action items will respond to questions raised and allow for continued collection of resources. Participants may announce upcoming relevant meetings.

This roundtable is a follow-up to our November 17, 2018 Forum on Lead Issues in Milwaukee and to our first roundtable on Testing Children for Lead Poisoning. Thank you for your interest.

For any additional questions, please contact Ann Batiza at Please bring paper copies to share in answer to specific questions. No projector will be available.

  1. The Wisconsin Blood Lead Screening Recommendations come from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services: Testing Children for Lead. Retrieved 5.12.19  from:

  2. Childhood Lead Poisoning Dashboard. Retrieved 5.12.19 from:!/vizhome/LeadDashboardDRAFT7-14-17_0/ChildLeadPoisoning