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Document ID (ISN)69115
CIS number 97-926
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Abudhaise B.A., Alzoubi M.A., Rabi A.Z., Alwash R.M.
Title Lead exposure in indoor firing ranges: Environmental impact and health risk to the range users
Bibliographic information 1996, Vol.9, No.4, p.323-329. 26 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Jordan; lead; exposure evaluation; rifle ranges; firearms
Descriptors (secondary) determination in blood; determination in air
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJordan
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances