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. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) compiles adult blood lead levels as part of the Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) Program. About 30 states participate in this program. Elevated blood lead levels are identified primarily from reports from clinical laboratories.
If an adult works with lead, all children under the age of 6 who live or frequently vist the adult's home should be tested because lead can be brought home on clothes and footwear.
- 2011 Annual Report on Blood Lead Levels in Adults in Michigan
- Most Recent DATA FACT SHEET
- ATSDR Toxicological Profile: Lead
- MIOSHA Standard: Lead in General Industry (Part 310)
- MIOSHA Standard: Lead in Construction (Part 603)
- Very High Blood Lead Among Adults - United States, 2002-2011. MMWR Nov 29, 2013; 62(47):967-971.
- Elevated Blood Lead Among Employed Adults - United States, 1994-2012. MMWR October 23, 2015; 62(54):52-75.
- Project SENSOR (Occupational Surveillance) NEWS: Normal Values for Blood Lead (Vol.12;No.2)
- Project SENSOR (Occupational Surveillance) NEWS: Elevated Blood Lead Levels (Vol 25, No.1).
- Recommendations for Medical Management of Adult Lead Exposure. Environmental Health Perspective 2007; 115: 463-471 Kosnet, et al.
- Updated Medical Management of Adult Lead Expoure Guidelines. CSTE Occupational Subcommittee
- Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals-Updated Tables; CDC, July 2014
- Lead Level Recommendations updates from health Advisory Committees
- Fight lead poisoning with a Healthy diet ; (State of Michigan lead WEB site)
- Pregnancy -- Information you need on Lead Exposure and risks to young families
- Childhood Blood Lead Levels - United States, 2007-2012. MMWR October 23, 2015; 62(54):76-80.
- Lead Paint Removal information for homeowners
- Contractors - EPA's new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule & Safety/Awareness Links to training offered by Michigan Department of Community Health -- Healthy Homes
- Adult Lead Exposure Mailed Survey
- Lead Poisoning Questionnaire
- MORE RESOURCES
Working Safely with Lead Brochure Lead Safety with Firearms
Lead Safety while Hobby Casting and Reloading