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 Health and Human Services (MDHHS) 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. The majority of 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 visit the adult's home should be tested because lead can be brought home on clothes and footwear.
- Most Recent ANNUAL REPORT
- 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, 1994-2013. MMWR October 14, 2016; 63(55):59-65.
- Investigation of Childhood Lead Poisoning from Parental Take-Home Exposure from an Electronic Scrap Recycling Facility - Ohio, 2012. MMWR July 17, 2015; 64(27): 743-745.
- Project SENSOR (Occupational Surveillance) NEWS: Normal Values for Blood Lead (Vol.12;No.2)
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- Recommendations for Medical Management of Adult Lead Exposure. Environmental Health Perspectives 2007; 115: 463-471 Kosnet, et al.
- Management Guidelines for Blood Lead Levels in Adults. 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: Help to Make Your Home and Family Lead-Safe
- Pregnancy -- Information you need on Lead Exposure and risks to young families
- Blood Lead Levels in Children Aged 5 Years - United States, 2007-2014. MMWR October 14, 2016; 63(55):66-72.
- EPA Lead webpage: Topics - Learn about Lead, Protect Your Family, Renovate Right For Contractors and Trainers
- EPA: Lead Abatement Program for permanent elimination of Lead-based paint - Evaluating and Eliminating Lead-Based Paint Hazards
- Adult Lead Exposure Mailed Survey
- Lead Poisoning Questionnaire
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