Lead is a toxic metal used in many industries and hobbies in the United States. Exposures to lead can result in elevated blood lead levels, which can cause serious health problems. Adult lead exposures are commonly due to exposures at work. Workers can inhale lead dust or fumes, or swallow dust while eating, drinking, or smoking.
Adult Lead Level Surveillance
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services tracks adult blood lead levels and conducts follow-up for individuals with elevated lead levels.
Lead Level Reporting Requirements
In Nebraska, all blood lead tests are required to be reported to DHHS. For more information, see Rules & Regulations