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Effects of increased lead absorption in lead workers.

Authors
Baloh-RW
Source
NIOSH 1979 Aug; :1-3
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00112343
Abstract
The effects of increased lead (7439921) (Pb) absorption on lead smelter workers were surveyed. Sixty nine lead workers with blood Pb concentration between 60 and 80 micrograms per deciliter were given a comprehensive baseline physical examination and then evaluated longitudinally for 12 to 18 months. There were no significant differences between lead workers and comparisons on audiometric tests, nerve conduction measurements, or frequency of minor neurologic signs. Lead workers reported more symptoms than comparison workers, but no pattern of symptoms was found among Pb workers. On initial test and retest, saccade eye movements were generally less accurate in the Pb exposed workers. The author concludes that there is no evidence of subclinical effects in smelter workers with blood Pb concentrations less than 80 micrograms per deciliter.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Lead-absorption; Heavy-metals; Lead-production; Smelting; Hematology; Medical-examinations; Worker-health
Contact
Reed Neurological Research Ctr University of California Reed Neurological Res Center Los Angeles, Calif 90024
CAS No.
7439-92-1
Publication Date
19790831
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
329885
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00616
NIOSH Division
OEP
Source Name
University of California, Los Angeles, NIOSH
State
CA
Performing Organization
University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
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