Analyze the Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) Data
Use our Worker Health Charts to view data related to elevated blood lead levels among working adults.
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Case Studies in Environmental Medicine: Lead Toxicity (PDF 1374 KB, 71 pages)
- Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) Medical Management Guidelines for Lead-Exposed Adults (PDF 240 KB, 15 pages)
- ATSDR Medical Management Guidelines for Lead
- California Department of Public Health Medical Guidelines for the Lead-Exposed Worker. California Department of Public Health (PDF 369 KB, 12 Pages)
- CDC Guidelines for the Identification and Management of Lead Exposure in Pregnant and Lactating Women (2010) (PDF 4349 KB, 302 pages)
- NIH Recommendations for Medical Management of Adult Lead Exposure
Work-Related Lead Resources
- ATSDR: Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM): Lead Toxicity (PDF 1374 KB, 17 pages).
- American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) Lead Position Statement Related to Workplace Lead Exposure
- Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Public Health Reporting and National Notification for Elevated Blood Lead Levels
- NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Indoor Firing Ranges
- OSHA Safety and Health Topics Toxic Metals: Lead
Other Lead Resources
- CDC Lead Poisoning Prevention Training Center
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lead-Safe Certification Program
- EPA Locate a Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Training Classes or Provider
- EPA Renovator Training Requirements for Renovation, Repair, and Painting
- EPA Locate Certified Lead Inspection, Risk Assessment, and Abatement Firms
- EPA Protect Your Family from Exposures to Lead
- National Center for Healthy Housing
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Lead Paint Safety Guide: A field guide for painting, home maintenance, and renovation work
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH)
ABLES Historical Documents
- Data into Action: NIOSH Blood Lead Surveillance Program Contributes to a Decline in National Prevalence Rates. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-164 (2012).
- Protecting Workers Exposed to Lead-Based Paint Hazards: A Report to Congress. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 98-112 (1997).
- Report to Congress on Workers’ Home Contamination Study. Conducted Under the Workers’ Family Protection Act (29 U.S.C. 671a) DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 95-123 (1995).
ABLES Summary Reports
- CDC . Elevated blood lead levels among employed adults — United States 1994–2013.MMWR (55); 59–65.
- CDC . Elevated blood lead levels among employed adults — United States, 1994–2012. MMWR 62(54); 52-75.
- CDC . Adult blood lead epidemiology and surveillance – United States, 2008 – 2009. MMWR 60(25); 841-845.
- CDC . Adult blood lead epidemiology and surveillance – United States, 2005 – 2007. MMWR 58(14); 365-369.
- CDC . Adult blood lead epidemiology and surveillance – United States, 2003 – 2004. MMWR (32); 876-879.
- CDC . Adult blood lead epidemiology and surveillance – United States, 2002. MMWR 53(26); 578-582.
- CDC . Adult blood lead epidemiology and surveillance – United States, 1998–2001. MMWR 51(SS-11); 1-10.