|Document ID (ISN)||104024|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Juárez-Pérez C.A., Aguilar-Madrid G., Smith D.R., Lacasańa-Navarro M., Téllez-Rojo M.M., Piacitteli G., Hu H., Hernández-Avila M.
||Predictors of plasma lead among lithographic print shop workers in Mexico City
||Sep. 2004, Vol.46, No.3, p.245-252. Illus. 40 ref.
||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.
||printing and duplicating; exposure tests; risk factors; lead
||blood plasma; small enterprises; Mexico; lithography; determination in bones; determination in air; determination in blood; blood monitoring; personal hygiene
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Mexico; USA|
||Paper-making and printing
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Lead and compounds