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Document ID (ISN)110199
CIS number 09-1076
ISSN - Serial title 0121-9774 - Salud, Trabajo y Ambiente
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hurtado C.M., Gutiérrez M., Echeverry J.
Title Clinical aspects of blood lead among children para-professionally exposed to the process of recycling of automobile batteries in Soacha and Bogota
Original title Aspectos clínicos y niveles de plomo en niños expuestos de manera paraocupacional en el proceso de reciclaje de baterías de automóviles en Soacha y Bogotá D.C. [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 2009, Vol.16, No.61, p p.17-25. Illus. 44 ref.
Abstract This study examines the clinical aspects of blood lead among children whose parents work in the recycling of automobile batteries in Columbia. It involved 32 children aged below 12 years among whom signs and symptoms of lead poisoning were investigated. A significant correlation was found between the diagnosis (including anorexia, abdominal pain, Burton's line) and blood lead.
Descriptors (primary) children; Colombia; storage batteries; lead and compounds; parental exposure
Descriptors (secondary) poisoning; determination in blood; exposure evaluation; anorexia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceColombia
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances