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Adult blood lead epidemiology and surveillance - United States, first quarter, 1993.

Authors
Harrell-B; Woernle-CH; McCammon-J; Dupuy-CJ; Jung-BJ; Lehnherr-M; Howe-H; Jones-S; Gergely-T; Coe-E; Keyvan-E; Rabin-R; Dunbar-P; Carr-A; Solet-D; Royce-K; Gerwel-B; Stone-R; Barnett-M; Gosten-J
Source
MMWR 1993 Jun; 42(22):437-439
NIOSHTIC No.
00235886
Abstract
Quarterly surveillance data from state based Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance programs for the first quarter of 1993 were presented. There were 4,447 reports of elevated blood lead (7439921) levels in adults in the 16 states in the program. There were 3,360 reports of 25 to 39 micrograms/deciliter (microg/dl), 846 reports of 40 to 49microg/dl, 162 reports of 50 to 59microg/dl, and 79 reports at or above 60microg/dl. An editorial note discussed take home exposure in children, and the detection of parental occupational exposure to lead through follow up of elevated lead levels in children. OSHA standards required that lead contaminated protective clothing and shoes be removed before leaving a workplace. This should reduce the amount of lead being transported into the homes of workers. New standards require that workers in the construction trades be extended regulatory coverage similar to those required under the OSHA lead regulations for general industry workers.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Epidemiology; Blood-analysis; Humans; Biological-monitoring; Occupational-exposure; Lead-poisoning; Families; Environmental-contamination
CODEN
MMWRB6
CAS No.
7439-92-1
Publication Date
19930611
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
22
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
OH
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