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Document ID (ISN)106255
CIS number 07-367
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mason H., Gallagher F., Sen D.
Title Window renovation and exposure to lead - An observational study
Bibliographic information Dec. 2005, Vol.55, No.8, p.631-634. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) paint removal; determination in blood; building industry; lead
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; male workers; pickling; exposure evaluation; case-control study; United Kingdom
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Construction industry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Construction industry and civil engineering
Lead and compounds