|Document ID (ISN)||45148|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Watanabe T., Fujita H., Koizumi A., Chiba K., Miyasaka M., Ikeda M.
||Baseline level of blood lead concentration among Japanese farmers
||May-June 1985, Vol.40, No.3, p.170-176. Illus. 39 ref.
||Lead concentrations were determined for 2583 blood samples collected from farmers in various parts of Japan to establish reliable baselines for blood lead levels. The data were distributed log-normally with a geometric mean of 48.6▒1.5Ág/L for males and 32.1▒1.50Ág/L for females. These levels are among the lowest observed in the industrialised countries of the world. The sex difference was significant while the seasonal variation was not. Both drinking and smoking habits were associated with a dose dependent increase in blood lead levels, especially in males.
||Japan; blood monitoring; agriculture; lead
||seasonal variation; alcoholism; sex-linked differences; epidemiologic study; smoking
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Alcohol and drug abuse
Lead and compounds