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Document ID (ISN)69656
CIS number 97-1622
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Piacitelli G.M., et al.
Title Elevated lead contamination in homes of construction workers
Bibliographic information June 1997, Vol.58, No.6, p.447-454. 28 ref.
Abstract Lead exposures were studied among 37 families of construction workers with blood lead levels at or above 25Á/dL and among 22 neighbourhood families with no known lead exposure. The hands of lead-exposed workers were 7 times more contaminated with lead compared with control workers. Levels of lead contamination in automobiles and homes were significantly higher for exposed workers compared with controls. Occupational exposure together with poor hygiene practices were the primary causes of lead contamination. Efforts should be made to ensure compliance with measures intended to prevent lead contamination beyond the workplace.
Descriptors (primary) lead; neighbourhood populations; exposure evaluation; construction work
Descriptors (secondary) survey; deposited dust
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances