|Document ID (ISN)||106649|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Kim K.R., Lee S.W., Paik N.W.
||Cross-sectional analysis of blood lead level of entire Korean lead workers
||Apr. 2006, Vol.44, No.2, p.318-327. Illus. 24 ref.
||http://www.jniosh.go.jp/old/niih/en/indu_hel/2006/pdf/indhealth_44_2_318.pdf [in English]
||This study analysed blood lead (PbB) levels from the 2003 health surveillance results of 13,043 lead workers from 1217 lead industries to evaluate the importance of low level lead intoxication in Korea. The geometric mean PbB was 6.08µg/dl. 56.6% and 7.9% of total lead workers had PbB level over than 5µg/dl and 25µg/dl, respectively. Male workers showed relatively higher PbB levels compared to women, but in the electronics industries, more women than men were at risk of low level lead exposure. While conventional industries such as battery manufacturing and metallurgy remained in the high-risk group for lead exposure, there were high risks in other industries such as plastics, chemicals and parts manufacturing. Non-production tasks such as fork-lift truck driving, maintenance, laboratory testing and various supporting functions also showed risks of high blood lead levels.
||Korea, Republic of; determination in blood; long-term exposure; lead
||exposure evaluation; cohort study; high-risk groups; battery and dry cell manufacture; sex-linked differences; electronics industry
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Korea, Republic of|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Lead and compounds