Elevated Blood Lead Levels Prompt Salina Investigation

Elevated blood lead levels in over two-dozen Salina children have prompted an investigation by state officials, and an upcoming public meeting.

According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the agency will hold a public information session on Tuesday, June 21st,  at 6:30 p.m. at the Salina Community Theatre.

KDHE staff will discuss and take questions about the investigation that KDHE is beginning into the elevated blood levels in about 30 Saline County children. Staff will present plans to determine the cause or causes of the elevated blood lead levels and provide information on how to prevent lead exposure.

Residents included in the investigation will be contacted by KDHE and invited to attend the meeting.