Lead exposure occurs mainly in the battery manufacturing, lead and zinc ore mining, and painting and paper hanging industries. In , OSHA updated its National Emphasis Program for Lead to reduce occupational exposures by targeting unsafe conditions or high hazard industries. In the rate was Based on data from 37 reporting states, ABLES established the baseline rate for Healthy People objective to reduce adult lead exposure.
Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology & Surveillance (ABLES)
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Persons using assistive technology might not be able to fully access information in this file. For assistance, please send e-mail to: mmwrq cdc. Type Accommodation and the title of the report in the subject line of e-mail. Overexposure to inorganic lead continues to be an important health problem worldwide. Furthermore, recent research has caused increased concerns about the toxicity of lead at low doses 1,2. Lead can cause acute and chronic adverse effects in multiple organ systems, ranging from subclinical changes in function to symptomatic, life-threatening intoxication.
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The goal of the ABLES program is to examine the extent of workplace lead exposure in adults through measurement of blood lead levels. In addition, the ABLES program strives to improve state capacity to monitor trends in workplace lead exposure and conduct intervention activities to prevent lead exposures. Lead exposure occurs mainly in battery manufacturing, lead and zinc ore mining, and painting and paper hanging industries.