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HHE Report No. HETA-90-084-2219, Kansas City Kansas Police Department, Kansas City, Kansas.

Authors
Rinehart-R; Almaguer-D
Source
NIOSH 1992 May:25 pages
NIOSHTIC No.
00208283
Abstract
In response to a request from a management representative of the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department (SIC-9221), an evaluation was undertaken of possible lead (7439921) exposures at the Police Department outdoor firing range. About 200,000 rounds of ammunition are fired at the range each year. Personal breathing zone and area air samples were taken for lead analysis. Surface wipe samples were taken as well along with hand lead concentrations and contamination of clothing. Air sampling revealed that the officers were exposed to 8 hour time weighted average concentrations of airborne lead ranging from nondetectable to 8 micrograms (microg) per cubic meter. The general air samples collected ranged from nondetectable to trace levels of contamination. Wipe samples of several surfaces indicated lead contamination ranging from 1350 to 1180microg per square meter (m2). The officers' hands were contaminated with lead. Even after washing their hands, the concentrations ranged from 210 to 110microg/m2. One of six patches from a tee shirt worn by an officer showed lead at 110microg/gram of material. The authors conclude that airborne lead did not exceed evaluation criteria, but dermal, surface and clothing contamination could increase the potential for lead ingestion and lead contamination of automobiles and homes. The authors recommend that efforts be made to reduce the potential spread of lead, and that medical surveillance be instituted for frequent range users and the range master.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-90-084-2219; Region-7; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Policemen; Lead-dust; Airborne-dusts; Metal-dusts; Occupational-exposure;
CAS No.
7439-92-1;
Publication Date
19920501
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
PB92-222686
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-90-084-2219
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
9221;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-90-084-2219, 25 pages, 42 references
State
KS; OH;
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