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Worker Health and Safety
Lead Levels in Adults
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.
Exposure Prevention
To learn about what lead poisoning is, its health effects, and how to prevent it, see Adult Lead Poisoning Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.
Educational Materials
In Nebraska, all blood lead tests are required to be reported to DHHS. For more information, see Rules & Regulations.


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