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Document ID (ISN)110450
CIS number 10-0085
ISSN - Serial title 0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ide C.
Title Heavy metal
Bibliographic information May 2010, Vol.28, No.5, 42-44. Illus.
Abstract Lead is still widely used in the United Kingdom, and HSE recently revised its guidance on the subject, providing a reminder of its harmful effects on health. This article consists of a brief overview of the degree of exposure to lead by workers and the general population in the United Kingdom, the toxic effects of lead, cases of lead poisoning and regulations concerning the control of lead in the United Kingdom.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; lead and compounds; lead poisoning; health hazards; risk factors; lead
Descriptors (secondary) toxic substances; paint removal; determination in blood; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; construction industry; legal aspects; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Lead and compounds