|Document ID (ISN)||38559|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Grandjean P., Hollnagel H., Olsen N.B.
||Occupationally related lead exposure in the general population: a population study of 40-year-old men
||Dec. 1981, Vol.7, No.4, p.298-301. 14 ref.
||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.
||manufacturing industries; lead; blood monitoring; transport industry; construction industry
||lead industry; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Transport industry (in general)
Construction industry and civil engineering
Lead and compounds