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Document ID (ISN)100142
CIS number 02-1315
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tassler P.L., Schwartz B.S., Coresh J., Stewart W.F., Todd A.C.
Title Associations of tibia lead, DMSA-chelatable lead, and blood lead with measures of peripheral nervous system function in former organolead manufacturing workers
Bibliographic information Mar. 2001, Vol.39, No.3, p.254-261. 35 ref.
Internet access 02-1315.pdf [in English]
Abstract This study of former organolead manufacturing workers (with an average of 16 years since their last occupational lead exposure) found no strong association between biomarkers (blood lead, DMSA-chelatable lead, current tibia lead and back-extrapolated "peak" tibia lead) and peripheral nervous system (PNS) sensory or motor function indicators. PNS may be less affected than some other body systems by the chronic toxic effects of lead in adults, possibly because it has a greater capacity for repair than does the central nervous system (CNS).
Descriptors (primary) toxic effects; lead; determination in bones; diseases of peripheral nervous system; organolead compounds
Descriptors (secondary) blood; toxicity evaluation; tibia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Diseases of the nervous system
Lead and compounds