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Document ID (ISN)65999
CIS number 96-255
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McGrail M.P., Stewart W., Schwartz B.S.
Title Predictors of blood lead levels in organolead manufacturing workers
Bibliographic information Oct. 1995, Vol.37, No.10, p.1224-1229. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract Estimates of recent and cumulative exposure to lead and blood lead levels were examined for 222 workers in an organolead manufacturing plant. Recent exposure to organic lead and recent and combined exposure to organic and inorganic lead were associated with increased blood lead levels. Alcohol use was associated with lower blood lead levels. The data suggest that organic lead exposure affects blood lead levels, probably after dealkylation to inorganic lead; the association with alcohol consumption may be evidence of differences in enzyme-mediated metabolism of organolead compounds. Recent lead exposure and internal lead stores both influenced blood lead levels in these workers.
Descriptors (primary) lead; blood monitoring; exposure evaluation; organolead compounds
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; metabolic process
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances
Exposure evaluation