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Document ID (ISN)110816
CIS number 10-0350
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kaewboonchoo O., Morioka I., Saleekul S., Miyai N., Chaikittiporn C., Kawai T.
Title Blood lead level and cardiovascular risk factors among bus drivers in Bangkok, Thailand
Bibliographic information Jan. 2010, Vol.48, No.1, p.61-65. Illus. 18 ref.
Internet access Blood_lead_level.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Thailand; lead and compounds; drivers; cardiovascular diseases; public transport; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) alcoholism; smoking; blood pressure; male workers; age-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Smoking
Alcohol and drug abuse
Lead and compounds
Road transportation