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Lead exposure among target shooters.

Authors
Gelberg-KH; DePersis-R
Source
Arch Environ Occup Health 2009 Jun; 64(2):115-119
NIOSHTIC No.
20042274
Abstract
The New York State Heavy Metals Registry receives reports on all New Yorkers tested for lead. The Registry was reviewed for information on individuals who had lead exposure from target shooting. Overall, 598 individuals have been reported with exposures from target shooting. Over one-half had nonoccupational exposures. These individuals were reported more frequently with elevated blood lead levels (over 40 ug/dL) than those with occupational exposures. Hobby target shooters are at significant risk of having elevated blood lead levels. Because of the potential for serious lead exposure as a result of target shooting, efforts should be made to inform target shooters of the health risks and methods that can reduce exposure to themselves, other range users, and their families.
Keywords
Epidemiology; Exposure-levels; Lead-compounds; Statistical-analysis; Humans; Men; Women; Blood-tests; Metals; Risk-analysis; Author Keywords: adults; lead poisoning; target shooters
Contact
Dr. Kitty H. Gelberg, Bureau of Occupational Health, New York State Department of Health, 547 River Street, Room 230, Troy, NY 12180-2216
CODEN
AEOHAJ
CAS No.
7439-92-1
Publication Date
20090601
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
khg01@health.state.ny.us
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008474; Cooperative-Agreetment-Number-U60-CCU-218291
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
1933-8244
Source Name
Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
State
NY
Performing Organization
Center for Environmental Health
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