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Lead

Florida Department of Health in Monroe County

  •  (305) 293-7500
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    Fax

    (305) 809-5629
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    Mailing Address

    1100 Simonton Street 

    Key West, FL 

    33040 

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County considers all blood lead tests to be evidence of a suspicion of lead poisoning; thus, laboratories, hospitals and physicians (including those who conduct onsite blood lead analysis) must report such tests to DOH. Requiring these entities to report all blood lead results to DOH enables DOH to assess disease prevalance rates and screening rates. This provides the necessary data to identify risk areas in Monroe County and design an effective prevention program. Lead exposure is not common in the Florida Keys.