Blood Lead Surveillance

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Jan 24, 2017
The Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance Program

The ABLES program is a state-based surveillance program of laboratory reported adult blood lead levels. It is intended to identify and prevent cases of elevated blood lead levels in adults.

Source: CDC

Jan 24, 2017
Lead: What Do Parents Need to Know to Protect Their Children?

In 2012, CDC updated its recommendations on children’s blood lead levels. By shifting our focus to primary prevention of lead exposure, we can reduce or eliminate dangerous lead sources in children’s environments BEFORE they are exposed

Source: CDC

Jan 24, 2017
Oregon Work-Related Lead Poisoning

This is a resource designed to provide a wide variety of users with current and accurate information on a wide range of lead-related issues.

Source: OHA

Feb 01, 2013
Heavy metals and your health: Frequently asked questions about testing, treatment and prevention

This handout will help you understand what is known about testing for and treating chronic heavy metal toxicity, so that you, along with your health care providers, can make the best and safest decisions about your health.

Source: Oregon Public Health

Jul 01, 2012
A Story of Impact: Data into action - NIOSH Blood Lead Surveillance Program

Data into action. NIOSH blood lead surveillance program contributes to a decline in national prevalence rates.

Source: NIOSH

Dec 01, 2011
Adult Blood Lead Reporting in Oregon, 2006-2010

The document describes lead reporting in Oregon for the last 5 years, and discusses some of the valuable partnerships we rely on to reduce the number of individuals with elevated blood lead levels.

Source: Oregon Public Health

Jan 01, 2011
Guidelines for the Identification and Management of Lead Exposure in Pregnant and Lactating Women (PDF)

This document provides guidance based on current knowledge regarding blood lead testing and follow-up care for pregnant and lactating women with lead exposure above background levels.

Source: CDC