|Document ID (ISN)||69115|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Abudhaise B.A., Alzoubi M.A., Rabi A.Z., Alwash R.M.
||Lead exposure in indoor firing ranges: Environmental impact and health risk to the range users
||1996, Vol.9, No.4, p.323-329. 26 ref.
||Health risk from airborne lead exposure was evaluated in 54 trainees and 31 firearm instructors at two military indoor firing ranges in Amman, Jordan. High concentrations of airborne lead that markedly exceeded internationally adopted safe exposure levels were found in both ranges. Despite the absence of lead poisoning symptoms, instructors and trainees had significantly higher blood lead levels than did a control group. In addition, the activity of aminolevulinic acid dehydrogenase was significantly lower than in the controls, indicating a subcritical biological effect. Control of lead emissions and periodic monitoring of frequent range users is recommended.
||Jordan; lead; exposure evaluation; rifle ranges; firearms
||determination in blood; determination in air
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Jordan|
||Other industries and occupations
|Broad subject area(s)
Lead and compounds