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Document ID (ISN)57366
CIS number 92-132
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hodgkins D.G., Hinkamp D.L., Robins T.G., Schork M.A., Krebs W.H.
Title Influence of high past lead-in-air exposures on the lead-in-blood levels of lead-acid battery workers with continuing exposure
Bibliographic information July 1991, Vol.33, No.7, p.797-803. Illus. 19 ref.
Abstract The relationship between air lead levels and blood lead levels in 132 lead-acid battery workers in two plants was investigated for 30 months between 1983 and 1985. Both plants converted to more modern, expanded-metal battery manufacturing technologies around 1978 with associated reductions in mean air lead exposure from greater than 100 to less than 30µg/m3. The findings suggest that substantially higher exposures to lead-in-air 20 or more years prior may influence significantly the blood lead levels in workers with subsequent much lower exposure.
Descriptors (primary) lead; length of service; storage batteries; limitation of exposure; exposure; length of exposure; determination in air; determination in blood; long-term exposure
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; USA; smoking; half life; statistical evaluation; battery and dry cell manufacture; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; permissible levels
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances