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Information for Public Health Officials and Researchers

Here you will find NIOSH surveillance programs and methods for monitoring and measuring lead exposure.

Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology Surveillance (ABLES) Program
The ABLES program is a state-based surveillance program of laboratory-reported adult blood lead levels. It is intended to identify and prevent adult cases of elevated blood lead levels.

Learn more about the impact of the ABLES program and how it has helped lower adult lead exposure.

NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM), DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 94-113 (1994) NMAM is a collection of methods for sampling and analysis of contaminants in workplace air, and in the blood and urine of workers who are occupationally exposed.

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

The Pocket Guide is a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes found in the work environment. Key data provided for each chemical/substance includes name (including synonyms/trade names), structure/formula, CAS/RTECS Numbers, DOT ID, conversion factors, exposure limits, IDLH, chemical and physical properties, measurement methods, personal protection, respirator recommendations, symptoms, and first aid.

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