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Document ID (ISN)67698
CIS number 96-1789
ISSN - Serial title 0944-2502 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kentner M., Fischer T.
Title On the correlation between external and internal lead concentrations
Original title Zur Korrelation von äusserer und innerer Bleibelastung [in German]
Bibliographic information Dec. 1994, Vol.44, No.12, p.433-443. Illus. 73 ref.
Abstract Lead concentrations in the air of 134 workplaces in a battery manufacturing plant were correlated with lead concentrations in workers' blood. The measurements were taken once per year throughout the period from 1982 to 1991. The close correlation between the two concentrations reported by similar studies published in the literature could not be confirmed. High lead concentrations in the workplace increased the blood lead level less than low lead concentrations. Lead concentrations in the air of workplaces below the maximum allowable exposure limit of 0.1mg/m3 increased the blood lead concentrations to a considerably higher degree than did lead concentrations above the maximum allowable exposure limit.
Descriptors (primary) lead; exposure evaluation; blood monitoring; determination in blood; battery and dry cell manufacture
Descriptors (secondary) storage batteries; dose-response relationship; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Exposure evaluation
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances