Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES)
Reference Blood Lead Levels (BLLs) for Adults in the U. S.
Source Documents for Reference Blood Lead Levels
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Lead StandardsExternal
- American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). Biological Exposure IndicesExternal
- OSHA Instruction: National Emphasis Program (NEP) on LeadCdc-pdfExternal“Inspections will also be conducted in establishments where reported employee blood lead levels were at or above 25 μg/dL”
- Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC). Medical Management Guidelines for Lead-Exposed Adults, Revised 04/24/2007. CSTE Medical Management Guidelines Added October 2013, see Pages 16-17Cdc-pdfExternal
- Kosnett MJ et al. Recommendations for Medical Management of Adult Lead Exposure.External
- California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Medical Guidelines for the Lead-Exposed WorkerCdc-pdfExternal
- Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2020 Occupational Safety and Health objective 7 (OSH-7External) and operational definitionExternal
- Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Position Statement 15-EH-01.Cdc-pdfExternal Public Health Reporting and National Notification for Elevated Blood Lead Levels.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) case definition for an elevated blood lead level
- CDC. National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). Nationally Notifiable Non-Infectious Conditions. Lead, Elevated Blood Levels 2016 Case Definition
- CDC. Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (ACCLPP): Guidelines for the Identification and Management of Lead Exposure in Pregnant and Lactating Women Cdc-pdfThese guidelines recommend follow-up activities and interventions beginning at blood lead levels (BLLs) ≥ 5 μg/dL in pregnant women. The essential activity in management of pregnant women with BLLs ≥5 μg/dL is removal of the lead source, disruption of the route of exposure, or avoidance of the lead-containing substance or activity.
- National Toxicology Program (NTP). Health Effects of Low-level Lead EvaluationExternal
- CDC. National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals. Updated tables, January 2017Cdc-pdf
Page last reviewed: March 23, 2018
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health