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HHE Report No. HETA-91-213-2123, G.T. Jones Tire and Battery Distributing Inc., Birmingham, Alabama.

Authors
Gittleman-J; Estacio-P; O'Brien-D; Montopoli-M
Source
NIOSH 1991 Jun; :1-30
NIOSHTIC No.
00202713
Abstract
In response to a request for technical assistance from the Alabama Health Department, possible hazardous working conditions at the G.T. Jones Tire and Battery Distributing Company (SIC-5093), Birmingham, Alabama were evaluated. The company employed 15 persons in battery breaking and recycling. Twelve of the workers had blood lead (7439921) levels over 60 micrograms/deciliter (microg/dl) and the average of the last three blood levels exceeded 50microg/dl for 13 of the employees. Blood lead levels greater than 60 were associated with biochemical evidence of impaired heme synthesis and impaired renal function. Fourteen workers had elevated zinc protoporphyrin (ZPP) levels over 100microg/dl consistent with moderate lead poisoning. Three had ZPPs over 600microg/dl, consistent with severe lead poisoning. The authors conclude that a health hazard existed from overexposure to lead. The authors recommend measures to reduce exposures.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-91-213-2123; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-4; Battery-manufacturing-industry; Lead-poisoning; Heavy-metals; Blood-analysis
CAS No.
7439-92-1
Publication Date
19910601
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1991
NTIS Accession No.
PB92-133313
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-91-213-2123
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
5093
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-91-213-2123, 30 pages, 17 references
State
AL; OH
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