with elevated blood lead levels (BLL) due to work-related lead exposure. In , 30 state ABLES programs reported 19, adults with BLLs ≥10 μg/dL. (See also Data into Action: NIOSH Blood Lead Surveillance.
The required (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) action level for lead in general 1 NIOSH Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES).
Animal investigations support a pressor effect of lead at low dose (Fine et Further support for the impact of low-level lead exposure on blood.