ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Français | Espańol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)66973
CIS number 96-816
ISSN - Serial title 1219-1221 - Central European Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Timár M., Groszmann M., Hudák A., Náray M., Szépvölgyi E.
Title Biological monitoring in lead exposure
Bibliographic information 1995, Vol.1, No.1, p.53-62. 31 ref.
Abstract Blood lead levels (PbB) and erythrocyte zinc-protoporphyrin (ZPP) concentrations were measured in populations living in residential areas and/or working in factories differently polluted by lead. Reference values for rural and urban populations were established. Based on the relationship between PbB and ZPP, different ZPP values may be used for pre-screening of workers (i.e. selection of those workers in whom PbB determination is necessary), depending on the PbB value chosen as a limit or action level. A system for periodical health surveillance of lead exposed workers is outlined.
Descriptors (primary) lead; exposure tests; neighbourhood populations
Descriptors (secondary) determination in blood; medical supervision; free erythrocyte porphyrin determination
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceHungary
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances