|Document ID (ISN)||105384|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1966 - AAEM - Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Kasperczyk S., Przywara-Chowaniec B., Kasperczyk A., Rykaczewska-Czerwińska M., Wodniecki J., Birkner E., Dziwisz M., Krauze-Wielicka M.
||Function of heart muscle in people chronically exposed to lead
||2005, Vol.12, No.2, p.207-210. 28 ref.
||http://www.aaem.pl/pdf/12207.pdf [in English]
||The effects of lead exposure on heart function were investigated in workers potentially exposed to lead at a steelworks in the south of Poland. Blood lead concentrations were measured and echocardiograms were performed in 88 exposed workers and in a non-exposed reference group. Results indicated a decrease in the left ventricular ejection fraction, enlargement of the left ventricle and raised left ventricular mass in exposed workers. These effects may be the result of raised arterial blood tension.
||lead; steelworks; heart diseases; functional heart disorders
||blood pressure; echography; determination in blood; cardiotoxic effects
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Poland|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Iron and steel industry
Lead and compounds