City of Milwaukee Health Department
Press Release

Health Commissioner Johnson Statement on Lead Case


By - Jun 17th, 2021 09:49 pm

MILWAUKEE – On Tuesday, June 15, the Milwaukee Health Department learned of a family with multiple children with elevated blood lead levels that were not addressed appropriately by the lead risk assessment team. Commissioner Kirsten Johnson and Deputy Commissioner of Environmental Health Tyler Weber immediately asked for additional information and contacted the WI DHS, the Common Council, and Board of Health to inform them of their findings.

Currently, we do not know of other problematic cases, outside of the Bay View case. An internal case review of every elevated blood lead level is planned, in addition to an investigation of staff involved with this family.

Any child poisoned by lead is a tragedy and this situation is unacceptable. The Milwaukee Health Department is committed to making sure mistakes like this are not repeated.


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