|Document ID (ISN)||28982|
|ISSN - Serial title
|Convention or series no.
||Abbritti G., Losito G., Colangeli C., Proietti G.P.
||A little known source of lead poisoning - Artisanal production of rasps and files
||Una fonte poco conosciuta di saturnismo: la produzione artigianale di raspe e lime [in Italian]|
||Mar. 1977, Vol.29, No.2, p.33-42. Illus. 8 ref.
||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.
||lead; tool making industry; files
||occupational health survey; Italy
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Hand and portable tools
Lead and compounds