TITLE

Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance -- United States, 2008--2009

AUTHOR(S)
Alarcon, Walter A.; Graydon, Janet R.; Calvert, Geoffrey M.
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;7/1/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 25, p841
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the problem of lead exposure in adults worldwide particularly the U.S., noting a study's finding that 95 percent of cases of high blood lead levels (BLL) among U.S. adults are work-related. It cites the Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which identified high lead exposure of workers mostly in manufacturing and mining.
ACCESSION #
63897718

 

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