|Document ID (ISN)||106255|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Mason H., Gallagher F., Sen D.
||Window renovation and exposure to lead - An observational study
||Dec. 2005, Vol.55, No.8, p.631-634. Illus. 14 ref.
||Renovation of windows in old houses can give rise to lead exposure. In this study, blood lead levels were compared among three cohorts: window renovation workers, all male workers monitored by the UK Health and Safety Laboratory during 1999-2001 and 63 male subjects involved in chemical paint stripping of wood. Both the window renovation and the wood stripping cohorts showed significantly higher blood lead than the "all workers" cohort. A similar pattern was also found for comparison of the prevalence of subjects above the UK suspension level of 60µg/dL under the Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002.
||paint removal; determination in blood; building industry; lead
||threshold limit values; male workers; pickling; exposure evaluation; case-control study; United Kingdom
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Construction industry and civil engineering
Lead and compounds