Most Recent Data:
2.41 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL) (2017-18)
2.75 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL) was the concentration level of lead in blood samples at which 95 percent of the population aged 1 year and over was at or below in 2015-16
Reduce exposure to lead in the population, as measured by blood or urine concentrations of the substance or its metabolites
Adults are most likely to be exposed to lead at work, like at manufacturing plants. Children most often come in contact with lead through lead-based paint at home. High levels of lead in the body can damage the blood, kidneys, and brain — and cause seizures and paralysis. Monitoring levels of lead in the blood is key to identifying and reducing exposure.
Topic: Environmental Health
Workgroup: Environmental Health Workgroup