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Health Department
Health and Community Services
43525 Elizabeth Road, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-5235

Lead in Our Community

Lead is a metal that can be found naturally in the earth. It is found in many materials, including batteries, cosmetics, water pipes, faucets and paint used in homes built before 1978. Lead can be harmful to a person’s health. It is best to avoid any exposure.

The Macomb County Health Department is assisting St. Clair Shores following notification from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) that samples from the St. Clair Shores municipal water system have lead levels in the drinking water exceeding revised state standards.

For more information, including details on water filter distribution in the community and testing, visit the St. Clair Shores website or view its public advisory here.

For health related questions, contact the Macomb County Health Department Public Health Nursing program at (586) 469-5520.

 

Additional materials and resources can be found below.

Is My Child Safe From Lead Poisoning

Sources of Lead in Drinking Water

Sources of Lead in Drinking Water - Spanish

Lead Poisoning - Know The Facts

Lead Poisoning in Children

Lead Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

Additional Resources:

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
800-648-6942, or visit:
michigan.gov/mileadsafe

Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
800-662-9278

Laboratory Services
michigan.gov/EGLElab, and choose
“Drinking Water Laboratory”

For more information on nutrition and lead, contact:
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
517-335-8885, or visit
www.michigan.gov/lead

Thinking about remodeling your home? Need advice about identifying and removing lead paint? Call the Lead and Healthy Homes Section:
866-691-LEAD