Iowa Department of Public Health Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance Program Program Overview and Resource List, June 14, 2019

(2019) Iowa Department of Public Health Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance Program Program Overview and Resource List, June 14, 2019. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

The Iowa Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) program reviews all blood lead test results for Iowans who are 16 years of age or older. The purpose of the program is to monitor the number of Iowa adults with elevated blood lead levels (EBLs), with a long-range goal of reducing the number of EBL adults in Iowa. ABLES summarizes test data about how adults are exposed to lead in Iowa and advises people how to reduce lead exposure in the workplace and at home. Lead exposure – even at levels previously considered safe – can cause serious acute and chronic health problems for adults as well as children.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Health care, Public Health, occupational health, lead
Subjects: Health and medicine > Public health
Health and medicine > Public health > Environmental health
ID Code: 32809
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2020 19:03
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 19:03
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/32809