|Document ID (ISN)||110816|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Kaewboonchoo O., Morioka I., Saleekul S., Miyai N., Chaikittiporn C., Kawai T.
||Blood lead level and cardiovascular risk factors among bus drivers in Bangkok, Thailand
||Jan. 2010, Vol.48, No.1, p.61-65. Illus. 18 ref.
||Blood_lead_level.pdf [in English]
||This study aimed to clarify the role of blood lead level (Pb-B) as a cardiovascular risk factor. To evaluate the cardiovascular risk, the second derivative finger photoplethysmogram (SDPTG) was used. The subjects comprised of 420 male bus drivers in Thailand. The SDPTG-AI increases with age, Pb-B, smoking and alcohol consumption. There was significant correlation between Pb-B and SDPTG-AI after controlling for age, body mass index and lifestyle factors. These results suggest that Pb-B is possibly an independent cardiovascular risk factor for bus drivers exposed to lower level of lead.
||Thailand; lead and compounds; drivers; cardiovascular diseases; public transport; risk factors
||alcoholism; smoking; blood pressure; male workers; age-linked differences
||D - Periodical articles
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Alcohol and drug abuse
Lead and compounds