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Document ID (ISN)38559
CIS number 82-1631
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Grandjean P., Hollnagel H., Olsen N.B.
Title Occupationally related lead exposure in the general population: a population study of 40-year-old men
Bibliographic information Dec. 1981, Vol.7, No.4, p.298-301. 14 ref.
Abstract The blood lead concentration (Pb-B) was determined for 88% of the 40-year-old male residents of 4 suburban communities and information on job category and place of work was obtained by interview. Of 504 men, 482 were currently employed, 18 were unemployed and 4 were retired. The total median Pb-B was 13µg/100ml. Men employed in construction, industrial production, and transportation had the highest Pb-B levels and very low concentrations were found among pensioners and farmers. Blue-collar workers had higher Pb-B levels than white-collar workers. Very high levels were found in 2 men employed at a secondary Pb smelter. The occupationally-related, increased Pb-B levels identified in this population contributed significantly to normal background levels.
Descriptors (primary) manufacturing industries; lead; blood monitoring; transport industry; construction industry
Descriptors (secondary) lead industry; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Inorganic substances
Transport industry (in general)
Construction industry and civil engineering
Lead and compounds