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Document ID (ISN)45148
CIS number 85-2011
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Watanabe T., Fujita H., Koizumi A., Chiba K., Miyasaka M., Ikeda M.
Title Baseline level of blood lead concentration among Japanese farmers
Bibliographic information May-June 1985, Vol.40, No.3, p.170-176. Illus. 39 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; blood monitoring; agriculture; lead
Descriptors (secondary) seasonal variation; alcoholism; sex-linked differences; epidemiologic study; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse
Biological monitoring
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances