Blood Lead Surveillance Branch

STAY INFORMED: COVID-19 and Blood Lead Exposure: Keeping Kids Safe at Home 

During the COVID-19 outbreak, children are spending more time at home. By following Lead Safe Cleaning Tips, you can prevent the spread of lead dust. We have a variety of educational materials available to help you learn about lead exposure in children and adults.

For more information on how to keep your family safe from lead, call (800) 588 – 1248. Please leave a message and we will return your call.

The Blood Lead Surveillance Branch is made up of two programs:

  1. The Texas Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
  2. The Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance Program

The Texas Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (TXCLPPP) maintains a surveillance system of blood lead results on children younger than 15 years of age. Texas law requires reporting of blood lead tests, elevated and non-elevatedfor children younger than 15 years of age. Physicians, laboratories, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities must report all blood lead tests to the Texas Child Lead Registry.

The Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance Program (ABLES) maintains a surveillance system of blood lead test results on individuals 15 years of age and older. Laboratories and physicians are required by the Texas Reportable Occupational Conditions Act to report all blood lead levels.

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General Lead Exposure Information

Effects of Lead                                           

Sources of Lead

Test Your Child for Lead

Preventing Lead Poisoning

Pregnancy and Lead

Educational Materials                                

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Annual Tables                                      

Annual Report


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Testing Children for Lead

Follow-Up & Case Coordination

Reporting Blood Lead Test Results

Provider Resources

Forms

Sign-Up for Electronic Reporting                

Screening                                                  

Local CLPPP Programs 

Lead-Safe Newsletters

Resources                                              



Mailing Address
PO Box 149347, MC 1964
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Phone: 512-776-7151
Fax: 512-776-7699


Last updated August 13, 2020