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ID (ISN) del documento109636
Número CIS 09-653
ISSN - Título de la serie 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Ahmed K., Ayana G., Engidawork E.
Título Lead exposure study among workers in lead acid battery repair units of transport service enterprises, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study
Información bibliográfica Nov. 2008, Vol.3, No.30, 8p. Illus. 30 ref.
Acceso Internet http://www.occup-med.com/content/pdf/1745-6673-3-30.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen The objective of this study was to assess the magnitude of lead exposure in battery repair workers of three transport service enterprises in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Subjective information from the workers was obtained by means of structured questionnaires. Urinary aminolevulinic acid levels were determined among workers exposed and not exposed to lead, matched by age. Urinary aminolevulinic acid levels were found to be significantly higher in exposed compared to the non-exposed group. From the questionnaire responses and workplace observations, it was also known that all the repair units did not implement effective preventive and control measures for workplace lead exposure. Taken together, these findings indicated that workers in lead acid battery repair units of the transport service enterprises are not protected from possibly high lead exposure.
Descriptores (primarios) Etiopía; plomo y sus compuestos; fabricación de pilas y acumuladores; transporte por carretera; conservación y reparación
Descriptores (secundarios) consciencia de seguridad; limitación de la exposición; valoración de la exposición; encuesta por cuestionario; dosificación en la orina; equipo de protección individual; suministro de equipo de protección; paises en desarrollo; estudio del caso y testigo
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEtiopía
Tema(s) Transportes y comunicaciones
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Inorganic substances
Road transportation
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Lead and compounds