National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES)

In 2008-2010, Solutions, in collaboration with its project partners, the National Center for Healthy Housing and Battelle Memorial Institute, conducted a survey on the results of exploratory data analysis on dust lead level and children’s blood lead level data. Solutions provided frequencies for questionnaire responses; developed separate multivariate models, including variables that were predictive of surface-specific dust lead level levels and children’s blood lead level levels; and assessed the protectiveness of the then federal dust lead standards using the NHANES data. This work resulted in two peer-reviewed journal articles: one reporting the results of the dust lead levels, and the second reporting the results of those dust lead levels on blood lead levels.

U.S. Children’s Exposure to Residential Dust Lead, 1999-2004: I. Housing and Demographic Factors