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Document ID (ISN)65794
CIS number 95-2165
ISSN - Serial title 0793-4823 - Israel Journal of Occupational Health
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pines A., Klebanov M., Lemesch C., Alkaslassy D., Furth M., Meiri N., Ribak J.
Title Laboratory evaluation of combined exposure to lead, zinc and copper in secondary copper smelter workers
Bibliographic information 1995. Vol.1, No.1, p.5-26. Illus. 46 ref.
Abstract Compared with a control group of wood workers not exposed to metals, the exposed workers showed high mean blood Pb (29.8µg/100mL) and zinc protoporphyrin in blood (48.5µg/100mL), an increased Zn level in blood serum, and increased urine excretion of copper. The correlations in the study group were lead-dominated. There was a significant negative correlation between blood creatinine and the Pb blood level.
Descriptors (primary) protoporphyrin; copper; zinc; lead; smelting plants; exposure evaluation; blood monitoring; urine monitoring; copper ores
Descriptors (secondary) determination in blood; free erythrocyte porphyrin determination; ore reduction; exposure tests; medical supervision
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIsrael
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Exposure evaluation
Smelting and refining operations
Copper and compounds
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances