Environmental Health

Blood Lead Level Testing

Fulton County Board of Health - Blood Lead Level Testing

In 2018, an Emory University doctoral student shared data with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) showing elevated lead levels that were collected from soil samples in Atlanta’s westside neighborhoods. Further research by the EPA led to the discovery of industrial smelting waste, called “slag,” on two lots near Elm Street.

Sampling around the Elm Street and English Avenue areas indicated elevated lead levels above the EPA’s recommended residential level of 400 milligrams per kilogram, also known as “parts per million” (ppm) are present in some, but not all, locations.

How to Get Tested

Blood Lead Level (BLL) testing is used to screen for lead exposure. The BLL test is available to anyone who believes they may have been exposed to lead. BLL testing is conducted Monday through Friday at the following health centers listed below.

Blood Lead Level Testing Additional Resources

Blood Lead Level Testing Health Centers:

*Please call to confirm hours and schedule an appointment

Adamsville Regional Health Center

3700 MLK Jr. Drive S.W. | Atlanta, GA 30331
770-520-7323 | Map of location
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

College Park Regional Health Center

1920 John Wesley Avenue | College Park, GA 30337
770-520-7201 | Map of location
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Neighborhood Union Health Center

186 Sunset Avenue N.W. | Atlanta, GA 30314
770-520-7351 | Map of location
*Call for specific hours*

Oak Hill Child, Adolescent & Family Center

2805 Metropolitan Pkwy | Atlanta, GA 30315
770-520-7276 | Map of location
*Call for specific services & hours*

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