2012 Iowa Adult Blood Lead Data Adults Tested for Lead by County, January 2012

(2012) 2012 Iowa Adult Blood Lead Data Adults Tested for Lead by County, January 2012. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

The person tested was an Iowa resident at the time of the test based on the reported address. The person tested was 16 years of age or older at the time of the test. Only the highest test result in the calendar year for each person was used in analysis. Results are grouped by ranges of Blood Lead Level (BLL) results, which are given in micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL). As of December 2015, a BLL of 5 mcg/dL or higher was used as the reference level for a test to be considered an elevated blood lead level (EBL) by public health standards for adults in Iowa. Prior to December 2015, the public health EBL reference level for Iowa adults was 10 mcg/dL or higher. Regulatory standards under OSHA currently allow much higher exposures.

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: 38504
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2021 12:55
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 12:55
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/38504