Childhood Lead Poisoning Surveillance Objectives
Objectives of childhood lead poisoning surveillance programs at the state level are to
- Estimate the extent of elevated blood lead levels among children.
- Assess the follow-up of children with elevated blood lead levels.
- Examine potential sources of lead exposure.
- Help allocate resources for lead poisoning prevention activities.
- Assist states in developing laboratory-based surveillance systems for blood lead levels among children. CDC provides support for surveillance activities alone or in conjunction with prevention activities.
- Assist states in the analysis and dissemination of lead surveillance data.
- Assemble data from state systems to form a national surveillance database.
- Page last reviewed: June 15, 2013
- Page last updated: October 15, 2013
- Content source: National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services