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Document ID (ISN)50464
CIS number 88-1587
ISSN - Serial title Fujita-Gakuen Igakkaishi - Bulletin of the Fujita-Gakuen Medical Society
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ito Y., Minohara M., Kurita H., Niiya Y, Sarai S.
Title Relationship between blood lead concentration and frequencies of food intake in workers occupationally exposed to lead
Original title Enbakuro sagyōsha no chishu enryō to shokuhin sesshu hindo to no kanrensei [in Japanese]
Bibliographic information Aug. 1987, Vo.11, No.1, p.93-96. 18 ref.
Abstract The relationship between food intake and blood lead concentration in 382 male steel workers occupationally exposed to lead, aged 18-55 years, was investigated. Blood lead concentrations were significantly lower in workers with high intake of pulses, salad and calcium-containing foods, and also in workers with active intake of potatoes and vegetables. This seems to indicate that active intake of foods containing vitamins and trace metals could be an important factor in maintaining the health of workers occupationally exposed to heavy metals such as lead.
Descriptors (primary) diet; lead and compounds
Descriptors (secondary) lead; iron and steel industry; determination in blood
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Nutrition
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances