Adult Lead Poisoning Prevention

Adults can be exposed to lead dust or lead fumes during renovation or remodeling activities in homes built before 1978. They can also get exposed through certain jobs or hobbies. Staff in the NYS Department of Health follow up with adults if their blood lead test results are elevated to help them identify sources of lead in their homes or workplaces that might have contributed to higher lead levels. If you think you have been exposed to lead, you should ask your doctor for a blood lead test.

This website provides lead poisoning prevention information for specific adult audiences and exposures.

Lead-Safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting

Information about home renovation and remodeling activities

Lead Poisoning Data and Statistics

Data, reports and maps about adult lead

Lead Poisoning Prevention Educational Materials

Related programs and additional information