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Document ID (ISN)20900
CIS number 74-789
ISSN - Serial title 0028-0836 - Nature
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Taylor W., Molyneux M.K.B., Blackadder E.S.
Title Lead over-absorption in a population of oxy-gas burners.
Bibliographic information 4 Jan. 1974, Vol.247, No.5435, p.53-54. 9 ref.
Abstract A full clinical investigation was made of 35 men occupationally exposed to lead and 35 non-exposed workers of comparable age. A sample of blood was taken from each for blood lead content and haematological studies and urinary lead levels were determined. An environmental study was carried out and blood and urine lead levels were again determined at 3-monthly intervals. High blood levels were found among all the exposed workers initially, but it was shown that by close supervision of the work situation it is possible to achieve an acceptable degree of lead absorption.
Descriptors (primary) gas cutting; lead; determination in urine; determination in blood; shipbreaking
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Shipwrecking
Welding and cutting
Lead and compounds