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Document ID (ISN)100939
CIS number 02-1819
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1966 - AAEM - Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wˇjcik A., Brzeski Z., Sieklucka-Dziuba M.
Title Lead levels in body fluids of workers of an automobile factory with clinically diagnosed arterial hypertension
Bibliographic information 2001, Vol.8, No.2, p.285-287. 12 ref.
Internet access http://www.aaem.pl/pdf/aaem0140.pdf [in English]
02-1819.pdf [in English]
Abstract The aim of the study was to evaluate lead levels in body fluids of workers diagnosed with various stages of arterial hypertension who had been subjected to long-term lead exposure at different workplaces. The examination of the patients included medical history, physical examination and biochemical tests of blood and urine in order to assess medical condition in terms of sub-clinical symptoms of lead exposure. No significant differences in mean values of lead in the blood and urine of the studied population compared to the control group. The results do not allow to conclude the existence of an effect of occupational exposure to lead in sub-threshold doses on the development of arterial hypertension, and were within recommended hygiene standards.
Descriptors (primary) hypertension; lead; determination in urine; determination in blood; motor vehicle industry
Descriptors (secondary) anamnesis; symptoms; diagnosis; permissible levels; medical examinations; case-control study; long-term exposure; subthreshold exposure; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Cardiovascular diseases
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Lead and compounds