I requested a base line lead test for my son when he was 12 months old. I had to ask for this, my ped didn't suggest it. We live in an old Victorian in San Francisco. We painted over all the lead paint (always paint over - never sand) but it still chips a bit and there is always going to be lead dust from things like opening and closing the windows. Cameron tested 5 on the test. They say that under 10 is nothing to worry about but our ped said she likes to see 3 or under. We are currently cleaning our house VERy thoroughly every week, especially paying attention to the window sills, base boards and the floors. We are also trying to keep up with cleaning his toys (which basically live on the floor). They also suggest that foods high in iron are good to reduce lead so we are giving him lots of lentils and eggs and cereal with iron fortification. I plan to have him re-tested at about 16 months to make sure the lead count is not going up. I'm pretty concerned about this and any other suggestions would be great.