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Document ID (ISN)26147
CIS number 76-1930
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tola S., Hernberg S., Vesanto R.
Title Occupational lead exposure in Finland - VI. Final report.
Bibliographic information June 1976, Vol.2, No.2, p.115-127. 48 ref.
Abstract 2,209 workers in 30 occupations were studied for lead exposure in 1970-1973. The highest blood lead values (Pb-B) were found in: lead scrap smelting (median 79g/100ml), storage battery manufacture (66g), foundry workers (53g), shipbreaking (49g), crystal glass manufacture (41g), engine radiator repair (38g), and PVC manufacture (37g). The maximum recommended Pb-B in Finland, 70g/100ml, was also exceeded in: storage tank manufacture and repair, machine shop work, metal surface treating, paint manufacture, spray painting, railway machine shop work, storage battery repair. Each of the above, and other, less exposed, occupations are summarised. While the national poisoning register is a useful indicator of lead exposure in the most hazardous occupations, the hazard escaped recognition in metal foundry work, motor repairing and motor radiator repairing, for example. For parts IV and V, see CIS 76-240 and 76-1329; for the above data in Finnish, see CIS 76-190.
Descriptors (primary) Finland; exposure tests; lead
Descriptors (secondary) shipbreaking; soldering and brazing; occupational health survey; battery and dry cell manufacture; lead industry; glass industry; blood monitoring; foundries; plastics industry
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances