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Adult Lead Poisoning
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Adult Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning effects hundreds of Ohio adults each year, most of whom are exposed to lead at work. The ABLES program at ODH monitors adult blood lead levels across Ohio.

Lead can damage nearly every system in the human body, and has harmful effects on both adults and children. The high presence of lead in our society makes it necessary to keep track of exposures.

The Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) program is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the results of all blood lead tests conducted on all persons 16 years or older who reside or work in the state of Ohio. Clinical laboratories are required to report these results to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

Organization Contact

Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) Program
Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection
Ohio Department of Health
35 E Chestnut St
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-466-2627 or 1-877-LEADSAFE (532-3723) 
Fax: 614-728-6793

Individual Contact

Program Supervisor: Chris Alexander
Email: chris.alexander@odh.ohio.gov
Phone: 614-728-0880

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