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Document ID (ISN)59095
CIS number 92-1963
ISSN - Serial title 0037-5675 - Singapore Medical Journal
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Phoon W.H., Lee H.S., Ho C.K.
Title Biological monitoring of workers exposed to inorganic lead in Singapore
Bibliographic information 1990, Vol.31, p.127-130. 12 ref.
Abstract In Singapore, legislation on periodic medical examinations for lead exposed workers in factories was introduced in 1985. The results of laboratory tests on workers exposed to inorganic lead in 1987 are discussed. Factories found to be at higher risk (blood lead levels equal to or exceeding 40µg/dL) include those manufacturing PVC and lead storage batteries. Results showed that although no worker was found with a blood lead level above 80µg/dL, some workers were still exposed to a health risk. Blood lead levels are compared for Chinese, Malay and Indian workers.
Descriptors (primary) manufacturing industries; exposure tests; lead; Singapore
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; medical supervision; determination in blood
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSingapore
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances