|Document ID (ISN)||100174|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Chuang H.Y., Schwartz J., Tsai S.Y., Lee M.L.T., Wang J.D., Hu H.
||Vibration perception thresholds in workers with long term exposure to lead
||Sep. 2000, Vol.57, No.9, p.588-594. Illus. 36 ref.
||Workers in a lead battery factory in Taiwan (China) were required to have a blood lead measurement during each of the 5 years preceding this study. All were invited to take the vibration perception threshold (VPT) test. The variables of exposure to lead were all significantly correlated with the VPT of the feet, but not of the hands. The conclusion is that measurement of VPT is a relatively effective tool for detecting lead neuropathy and that lead might cause sensory neuropathy with an effect threshold corresponding to a 5 year mean blood lead concentration of 31µg/dL.
||vibration perception threshold; lead; battery and dry cell manufacture; vibration damage risk criteria; diseases of peripheral nervous system
||threshold limit values; Taiwan (China); blood monitoring; vibration testing; long-term exposure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Taiwan (China); USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the nervous system
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Lead and compounds