The Children's Environmental Health Program supports several programs for the protection of children's health. Conditions could exist in such facilities that could lead to accidents, food-born illnesses, or the spread of communicable diseases. The environmental health specialist routinely inspects the following establishments at the listed frequency:
- School Cafeterias (Quarterly)
- Daycare (Semi-annually)
- School Buildings (Annually)
- Residential Care, Foster Family Homes (Annually)
- Lead Investigations (As Necessary)
The Children's Environmental Health Program also works with the state regional environmental health specialist with the lead program to do surveys of homes of children with elevated blood lead levels. Even small amounts of lead from old paint chips or leaded dust can cause harm, especially in children younger than six. A blood lead test is the only way to detect lead poisoning and is recommended in children 1 through 5. The lead test results may require remediation of the home, or require the family to move out.