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Bureau of Epidemiology

Environmental Epidemiology Program

Lead Poisoning


The "Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance" or ABLES project was started in 1992 with funding assistance from the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH).  The ABLES project focuses primarily on occupational blood lead exposure.  Additional risk data is collected by telephone questionnaires administered to adults with elevated blood lead levels (identified from the laboratory reports), industry with potential lead exposure risks, and physicians who treat cases of adult blood lead poisoning.  As part of the ABLES project, the Bureau of Epidemiology provides the following information pamphlets or charts:

Adult Blood Lead Data - This link will take you to Utah's Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (IBIS-PH) site, for the most current publicly available adult blood lead data in Utah.


U.S. Department Labor (OSHA) This site provides the lead standards to protect workers in the general and construction industries.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - This site includes general information about the causes, health effects, and prevention of lead poisoning as well as related research.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - This site provides information of lead poisoning in children including the causes, health effects and prevention measures.

National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior- This site explains the appropriate methods for reducing lead-paint hazards in historic housing.