|Document ID (ISN)||111425|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0121-9774 - Salud, Trabajo y Ambiente
|Convention or series no.
||Hurtado C.M., Gutiérrez M., Echeverry J.
||Clinical aspects and lead levels in children paraoccupationally exposed to the process of recycling car batteries in Soacha and Bogotá D.C.
||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]|
||3rd quarter 2009, Vol.16, No.1, p.17-25. Illus. 44 ref.
||Following a case of lead poisoning in a city of Colombia, this study was undertaken to establish blood lead levels in children indirectly exposed to lead through the battery recycling activities of close relatives or neighbours. Thirty-two children under the age of twelve were studied. All subjects showed high levels of blood lead (2-9 times maximum acceptable values). There was evidence of Burton lines, indicative of lead poisoning. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||lead; storage batteries; children; recycling of materials; paraoccupational exposure
||Colombia; lead poisoning; gingival lines; determination in blood
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Lead and compounds