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Bureau of Epidemiology

Environmental Epidemiology Program

Lead Poisoning


The "Child Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance" or CBLES project was started in 1996 with funding assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CBLES study focuses on environmental blood lead exposure in children. Additional risk data is also collected in this study by telephone questionnaires of parents or guardians of children with elevated blood lead levels (identified from the laboratory reports), physicians who treat cases of childhood blood lead poisoning and by conducting environmental sampling for lead.

Utah's Childhood Blood Lead Screening Recommendations

Child 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 child blood lead data in Utah.

Several pamphlets are also available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

Additional Information:

  • Utah Department of Air Quality- Lead-Based Paint Program - this site provides information on Utah’s official lead-based paint rule and a list of certified lead-based paint service providers in Utah.
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - This site provides information about HUD programs that address lead-based paint in housing. This site also provides guidelines on controlling lead-based paint hazards and a list of helpful documents for property owners.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - This site includes information about lead regulations, policies, training, resource materials, lead in water and lead poisoning prevention programs.
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration - The FDA site provides information about the presence of lead in food, cosmetics, and other products such as dishware. The site also provides information about lead-testing devices.