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Document ID (ISN)100296
CIS number 02-1336
ISSN - Serial title 0373-1944 - Travail et sÚcuritÚ
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Roulleau C.
Title Lead - The hazard continues
Original title Plomb - Le risque persiste [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar. 2001, No.605, p.20-38. Illus. 12 ref.
Internet access 02-1336.pdf [in French]
Abstract Risks of exposure to lead arise mainly during the use of the metal in the chemical, metallurgical and glass industries, as well as in building renovation, since old paints used in buildings often contain lead. According to the SUMER 1994 survey (see CIS 95-161), more than 120,000 workers are at risk of exposure to lead in France. Topics covered in this special feature on lead: sectors at risk; secondary exposure of persons close to the directly-exposed workers; regulations; sampling and analysis of lead concentrations in workplace air by accredited laboratories; medical supervision; appropriateness of lowering limit values for blood lead; toxic effects; lead poisoning; collective and personal protective measures on building renovation sites; building waste management; example of preventive measures implemented by a lead battery producer.
Descriptors (primary) lead and compounds; lead; health hazards; building industry; lead poisoning
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; threshold limit values; legal aspects; France; lead carbonate; exposure evaluation; determination in blood; personal protective equipment; battery and dry cell manufacture; qualifications; air sampling; determination in air; survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Construction industry and civil engineering
Lead and compounds