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.