Nebraska ABLES Program
Nebraska administers an Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) Program. The Nebraska ABLES program tracks all adult blood lead tests performed in state. Adult blood lead testing data from Nebraska are reported to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
NIOSH uses the data to help determine the current burden of adult lead poisoning and what trends are occurring. For more information visit the CDC ABLES website.
CDC’s NIOSH posts national as well as Nebraska-specific adult lead poisoning data on their website.
In Nebraska, all blood lead tests are required to be reported. For more information, see Rules & Regulations.
How to Report
Adult Lead reports can be mail, fax, or electronically through NEDSS:
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Environmental Health Hazards & Indoor Air
Lead-Based Paint Program
301 Centennial Mall South, 3rd Floor
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026