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Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES)

North Carolina

Please note that these contacts are able to assist with work-related lead exposure questions only. If you have other public health-related questions, please contact the CDC Infoline at 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).

North Carolina

State Contact:

Sheila A. Higgins, RN, MPH, COHN-S
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Branch
1912 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-1912
Telephone:  (919) 707-5940
Fax:  (919) 870-4810

Joan Clark
Telephone: (919) 707-5942

Available Publications:

Publications can be requested from the State Contact listed above or obtained from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Occupational Illnesses & Injuries website.

  • North Carolina administrative rules for reporting occupational illness and injury
  • Reporting Occupational Illnesses and Injuries: The Physician’s Responsibility Under State Public Health Law
  • LEAD FACTS: What Employers Need to Know
  • LEAD FACTS: Preventing Lead Exposure
  • LEAD FACTS: Adult Blood Lead Testing