|Document ID (ISN)||108656|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Sun Y., Sun D., Zhou Z., Zhu G., Zhang H., Chang X., Lei L., Jin T.
||Osteoporosis in a Chinese population due to occupational exposure to lead
||June 2008, Vol.51, No.6, p.436-442. Illus. 28 ref.
||The objective of this study was to investigate whether occupational lead exposure was associated with low bone mass in a population working in a storage battery plant. A total of 249 persons (191 men and 58 women) completed a questionnaire on various demographic, personal and job-related factors. Monophoton absorptiometry was used to measure bone mineral density (BMD). Urinary (UPb) and blood (BPb) lead concentrations were determined by graphite-furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The BMD was significantly decreased in the groups of the high UPb compared with the low UPb level in both genders. The prevalence of osteoporosis was significantly related to the increase of both UPb and BPb. There was a dose-response relationship between lead exposure and prevalence of osteoporosis. Other findings are discussed.
||China; lead and compounds; risk factors; osteoporosis; battery and dry cell manufacture; lead
||bone mineral density; questionnaire survey; sex-linked differences; dose-response relationship; absorption spectrometry; determination in blood; frequency rates; determination in urine; sampling and analysis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||China|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Lead and compounds