In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
The Chicago Department of Public Health offers home inspections for various sources of lead hazards that may be present in the home. A lead hazard home inspection will be necessary and can be requested if a child’s lead blood level is reported to be greater than 10 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL), which puts the child at risk for serious health problems. Usually a home inspection takes one hour to complete and involves a simple questionnaire and a thorough inspection of all surfaces of the home that may contain lead or be potential lead hazards. For anyone who is concerned about their home and their child’s lead blood level, call 312.747.LEAD (5323) to schedule an appointment with an inspector.