The Regional Lead Treatment and Prevention Center at Montefiore offers to patients a combination of educational, environmental, nutritional, and medical interventions, including in-hospital chelation therapy according to the degree of lead poisoning.
When coming to the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore for an appointment, please bring:
Offers instant help if the parent is worried a child has been exposed to a poison: (800) 222-1222
If someone has been potentially exposed to a poison and is awake and alert, you should call the NYC Poison Control Center immediately, even if there are no symptoms of poisoning. For ingested poisons, do not try to make the person throw up. If the person is unconscious, convulsing, having seizures or having trouble breathing call 911.
NYC Department of Health’s Lead Poisoning Prevention
The City provides information about preventing lead poisoning. Through the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, the City provides services to pregnant women, teens, and children, including:
► Referrals to health care providers to get a blood lead test.
► Case coordination, home inspections, and other services for lead-poisoned children.
► Training and workshops
Safe Lead Paint Removal: New York City law requires that the repair of lead paint hazards be done by trained workers using safe work practices. Dry sanding and dry scraping are not allowed. Building owners and tenants can get more information about safe work practices and training requirements. Learn about lead removal. Call 311 for assistance.