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Document ID (ISN)104024
CIS number 05-366
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Juárez-Pérez C.A., Aguilar-Madrid G., Smith D.R., Lacasańa-Navarro M., Téllez-Rojo M.M., Piacitteli G., Hu H., Hernández-Avila M.
Title Predictors of plasma lead among lithographic print shop workers in Mexico City
Bibliographic information Sep. 2004, Vol.46, No.3, p.245-252. Illus. 40 ref.
Abstract Plasma lead is a biological marker that reflects the fraction of lead in blood that is toxicologically available. This study examined the relationship between plasma lead and other biomarkers of lead exposure in 69 lithographic print shop workers. Lead was measured in plasma and whole blood, in bone, in occupational air samples and in hand wipes. Personal hygiene habits at work were also surveyed. Subjects had a mean age of 47 years and 86% were men. The mean lead levels were 0.3µg/L in plasma, 11.9µg/L in blood, 46.7µg/L in patella, and 27.6µg/L in tibia. Taken together, two multivariate linear models explained 57% of variability in plasma lead levels. Predictors for the first model were lead in patella, blood, and personal hygiene habits. Predictors for the second model were lead in tibia, blood, and personal hygiene habits.
Descriptors (primary) printing and duplicating; exposure tests; risk factors; lead
Descriptors (secondary) blood plasma; small enterprises; Mexico; lithography; determination in bones; determination in air; determination in blood; blood monitoring; personal hygiene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceMexico; USA
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances