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Bureau of Epidemiology

Environmental Epidemiology Program

Lead Poisoning

The UBLR is a database containing the test results of blood lead tests performed on adults and children who live in Utah. The UBLR was started in 1990 and is currently maintained by EEP. Under Utah Administrative Rule 386-703 (Injury Reporting Rule), laboratories performing blood lead tests are required to report the results of those tests to EEP. Currently the reportable level in Utah is 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood. Originally, the UBLR received only reports on adults with elevated blood lead levels. In 1996, EEP started collecting data on children as well as adults. The UBLR is used in two ongoing studies of blood lead poisoning in Utah.