Heavy Metal (Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic and Mercury) and Carbon Monoxide Surveillance
SEET conducts surveillance of arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, and carbon monoxide exposure occurring in Louisiana. Louisiana Law requires healthcare providers to report all cases of heavy metal and carbon monoxide poisoning (regardless of the level) to SEET.
- Click here to report a case.
- Click here for the Louisiana Public Health/Sanitary Code List of Reportable Conditions. (Title 51. Public Health-Sanitary Code)
- Information for Health Care Professionals: These documents contain current and accurate information about heavy metal exposure and toxicity among adults and children (the lead document focuses on adults; information on childhood lead exposure can be obtained from the Childhood Lead Program). Topics include: occupational and non-occupational exposure sources, toxicity and susceptible populations, OSHA medical monitoring guidelines and result standards (OSHA, ACGIH and CDC).
- Click here to visit Louisiana's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
CDC/NIOSH Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) Program
SEET has been participating in the CDC/ABLES program since 2007. The ABLES program is a state-based surveillance program of laboratory-reported adult blood lead levels. The program objective is to build state capacity to initiate, expand, and improve adult blood lead surveillance programs which can accurately measure trends in adult blood lead levels and effectively intervene to prevent lead over-exposures.
For more information about CDC/ABLES Program, click here.