|Document ID (ISN)||109609|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0944-2502 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
|Convention or series no.
||Böckelmann I., Maier F., Pfister E.A.
||Heart rate variability among firing range police instructors exposed to lead under standard conditions
||Herzfrequenzvariabilität bei bleibelasteten Polizeischiessausbildern unter standardisierten Laborbedingungen [in German]|
||Nov. 2008, Vol.58, No.11, p.322-328. Illus. 42 ref.
||Within the context of a survey on occupational medicine, the issue of possible neurotoxic effects due to lead exposure among police force firing range instructors was raised. A test under standardized conditions was therefore carried out on 10 officers (8 men and 2 women) working in a firing range and 10 volunteer unexposed controls. It involved a 5min rest period followed by a stimulation phase (including mental and cognitive tasks), with a final 5min recovery phase. The pulse rate was recorded during the three phases. Subjects exposed to lead were found to have reduced heart rate variability (HRV), a finding that was confirmed by statistical analysis. This reduced HRV can be attributed to lead exposure.
||lead and compounds; police forces; pulse rate
||Germany; case-control study; cognitive performance
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Lead and compounds