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Document ID (ISN)66855
CIS number 96-865
ISSN - Serial title 0944-6052 - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Umweltmedizin
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Elliehausen H.J., Böhm R., Feikert G., Gross D.
Title Lead exposure during removal of old paint from wood
Original title Bleigefährdung bei der Entfernung älterer Holzanstriche [in German]
Bibliographic information Oct. 1995, Vol.30, No.11, p.499-502. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Lead-containing paint on wooden window frames and doors is usually removed with pressurized hot air or by propane gas flame cleaning followed by sanding. Following a case of acute lead intoxication during this kind of work, the lead concentrations in personal air samples taken at the workplace of 17 workers were determined as well as the lead concentrations in the blood of some of these workers. Lead concentrations exceeded the exposure limit regardless of the paint removal method used. It is recommended that respirators be worn for this kind of work.
Descriptors (primary) paint removal; chronic poisoning; building industry; lead
Descriptors (secondary) exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Construction industry and civil engineering
Lead and compounds