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Surveillance of Lead Exposure in Michigan (Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance-ABLES)

 

Blood lead levels of Michigan residents, including children, have been monitored by the state since 1992. The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH)  promulgated regulations effective October 11, 1997 that require laboratories to submit blood lead lab reports of both children and adults for ALL blood lead testing done on Michigan residents. Coincident with this, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) in the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (MDLARA) received federal funding in 1997 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor adult blood lead levels, as part of the Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) Program. Currently, 40 states have established lead registries through the ABLES Program for surveillance of adult lead absorption, primarily based on reports of elevated blood lead levels (BLLs) from clinical laboratories.                          

                        

LEAD ALERT from Kent County, Michigan                 
THESE POTS SHOULD BE USED FOR                  --- if you work with lead, be sure to test your childrenDECORATION ONLY                                                 Children under 6 are most at risk for lead poisoning

RESOURCES:

Working SafelyWorking Safely with Lead Brochure                Lead Hazards Lead Safety with Firearms

 Lead Safety while Hobby  Casting and Reloading

 

 updated 11/28/2011

 

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