The Department's Adult Blood Lead Registry (ABLR) is a surveillance program of laboratory-reported adult blood levels. ABLR collects data on cases of elevated blood lead levels of 10 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL) and above for adults 16 years of age and older and notifies federal enforcement agencies to trigger inspections and/or interventions. Currently, ABLR is funded through a purchase order for data with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance program. The purpose of ABLR is to accurately measure trends in adult blood lead levels and effectively intervene to prevent lead over-exposures.
ABLR data for Illinois is published annually in the Illinois Health and Hazardous Substances Registry Annual Report.