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Worker Health and Safety
Lead Poisoning in Adults
Lead is a toxic metal used in many industries and hobbies in the United States. Exposures to lead can result in lead poisoning, which can cause serious health problems. Lead poisoning in adults is usually due to exposures in the workplace. Workers can inhale lead dust or fumes, or swallow dust while eating, drinking, or smoking.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services tracks adult blood lead levels and conducts follow-up for individuals with elevated lead levels.
Preventing Lead Poisoning
To learn about what lead poisoning is, its health effects, and how to prevent it, see Adult Lead Poisoning Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

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Reporting Requirements

In Nebraska, all blood lead tests are required to be reported to DHHS. For more information, see Rules & Regulations.


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