Between 10 and 25 µg/dL, lead is building up in the body and some exposure is occuring. The typical level for U.S. adults is less than 10 µg/dL (mean = 3 µg/dL).
At very high levels, lead poisoning can be fatal. Adults who work with batteries, do home renovations or work in auto repair shops also might.
Lead poisoning is a serious risk for young children. High levels of lead in adults and children can cause damage to the kidneys and central.