Review, Summarization, and Evaluation of Literature to Support The Update and Revision of Criteria Documents VI. Inorganic Lead.
NIOSH 1977 Sep:84 pages
The hazards of occupational exposure to inorganic lead (7439921) are reviewed. Recommended NIOSH techniques for the analysis and sampling of lead are discussed along with new techniques such as micro scale analysis and atomic absorption spectroscopy. Animal and human toxicity to lead is outlined and several experiments in which various kinds of animals were exposed to subacute and acute doses of lead are summarized. The importance of hygienic work practices and engineering controls is noted along with the inadvisability of chelation therapy as a prophylactic measure. The authors conclude that the erythrocyte protoporphyrin assay may prove to be a valuable tool in the prevention of occupational lead poisoning.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-76-0167; Heavy-metals; Analytical-methods; Analytical-processes; Toxicology; Medical-research; Industrial-hygiene; Bioassays;
Syracuse Research Corporation, Center for Chemical Hazard Assessment, Syracuse, New York, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 84 pages, 185 references