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Document ID (ISN)28982
CIS number 78-456
ISSN - Serial title Lavoro umano
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Abbritti G., Losito G., Colangeli C., Proietti G.P.
Title A little known source of lead poisoning - Artisanal production of rasps and files
Original title Una fonte poco conosciuta di saturnismo: la produzione artigianale di raspe e lime [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1977, Vol.29, No.2, p.33-42. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Study in 72 workers engaged in cutting rasps and files by hand. Signs of increased lead absoprtion were found in 25 of them and of lead poisoning in 35. The production process is described. The rasp or file is placed on a lead block during working in order to protect the surface that has already been cut. This wears down the surface of the lead block, causing its release onto the worker and into the atmosphere.
Descriptors (primary) lead; tool making industry; files
Descriptors (secondary) occupational health survey; Italy
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Hand and portable tools
Metalworking industry
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances