|Document ID (ISN)||104312|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
|Convention or series no.
||Fascicule 16007 A 10, 2-2005
||Toxicity of lead and its derivatives
||Toxicité du plomb et de ses dérivés [in French]|
||Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 2nd Quarter 2005, No.147, 15p. Illus. 95 ref.
||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.
||France; toxicology; lead poisoning; lead and compounds
||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
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Lead and compounds