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Document ID (ISN)104312
CIS number 05-669
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 2005
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16007 A 10, 2-2005
Author(s) Garnier F.
Title Toxicity of lead and its derivatives
Original title Toxicité du plomb et de ses dérivés [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 2nd Quarter 2005, No.147, 15p. Illus. 95 ref.
Internet access 05-0669.pdf [in French]
Abstract Lead is among the most ancient and widely-used metals. Occupational exposures remain important. The release of scales or dusts during the painting of old and poorly-maintained wallcovering is the cause of frequent cases of lead poisoning among children in many countries, including France. In regions where the mineral content of drinking water is low, it can absorb various metals, including lead. This article describes cases of poisoning by inorganic and organic lead compounds. Topics covered: sources and means of exposure; toxicokinetics of lead; acute and chronic toxic effects, including carcinogenicity and reproductive health effects; procedures for screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of childhood lead poisoning; principles of medical supervision for workers exposed to lead; treatment and compensation of work-related poisonings.
Descriptors (primary) France; toxicology; lead poisoning; lead and compounds
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; exposure; carcinogens; children; acute toxicity; lead; haematological effects; chronic toxicity; determination in blood; medical supervision; blood monitoring; medical treatment; chelation therapy; encyclopaedia; data sheet; paint removal
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances