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Document ID (ISN)112248
CIS number 12-0004
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-575-8
Year 2011
Convention or series no. Etudes et recherches R-713
Author(s) Ostiguy C., Cordeiro R., Bensimon G., Baril M.
Title Portrait of the occupational lead exposure in Quebec and the blood lead levels from January 2001 to December 2008
Original title Portrait de l'exposition professionnelle au plomb au Québec et niveaux de plombémie de janvier 2001 à décembre 2008 [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2011. v, 45p. Illus. 4 ref.
Internet access Portrait_de_l'exposition_professionnelle_au_plomb_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
Abstract The IRSST's laboratories regularly analyze air samples to determine the presence of lead in the air, with blood lead being the most common toxicological analysis. This study aims to provide information on occupational exposure to lead of workers in Quebec and covers the period from 2001 to 2008. It examines the profile of establishments which have implemented health programs and requested these types of lead-related analyses, by activity sector and administrative region. For the study period (2001 to 2008), 16,817 blood lead results are available and cover 6,717 workers in 500 companies. It is noted that the number of people with a high blood lead levels decreases steadily over time, suggesting improvement in the control of worker exposure. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; lead and compounds; sampling and analysis; exposure evaluation; exposure tests
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; determination in air; determination in blood; public OSH institutions; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceQuebec
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Lead and compounds
Exposure evaluation