Adult Blood Lead Level Surveillance

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​About Lead Exposures in Adults

Lead is a toxic metal used in many industries and hobbies in the United States. Exposures to lead can increase blood lead levels (BLL). An elevated BLL can cause serious health problems. Most adult lead exposures are due to their work or hobby. Workers can inhale lead dust or fumes or swallow dust while eating, drinking, or smoking.

Adult Blood Lead Level Surveillance

The Nebraska Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance Program (ABLES) tracks adult lead exposures and follows up on individuals with elevated lead levels.

Adult Lead Exposure Prevention Information

  • For more information on adult lead exposure health effects and prevention recommendations, visit Adult Lead Exposures.