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Evolution of a state occupational lead exposure registry: 1986-1996.

Authors
Roche-LM; Ramaprasad-R; Gerwel-B; Valiante-D; Pearson-M; Stanbury-M; O'Leary-K
Source
J Occup Environ Med 1998 Dec; 40(12):1127-1133
NIOSHTIC No.
20045442
Abstract
In the first 11 full years of operation (January 1, 1986, through December 31, 1996) of an adult lead registry in New Jersey, 23,456 reports of occupational lead toxicity (blood lead level = 1.21 Ámol/L) in 4,011 workers, involving 496 workplaces, were received. The majority of the reports and workers were from the manufacturing and construction industries. Over the 11 years, the annual numbers of reports and workers declined, although the annual numbers of involved workplaces remained stable, as did the number of newly identified workers and workplaces. The decline occurred primarily in the manufacturing industry; the construction industry experienced an increase in reports and reported workers. For all years combined, 36% of reported workers had at least one blood lead level equal to or greater than 1.93 Ámol/L, although in the most recent years the percentage dropped overall and in both the manufacturing and construction industries.
Keywords
Surveillance-programs; Occupational-exposure; Heavy-metals; Exposure-levels; Biological-monitoring; Blood-analysis; Exposure-limits; Occupational-health-programs; Information-systems; Information-retrieval-systems
CODEN
JOEMFM
CAS No.
7439-92-1
Publication Date
19981201
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-208440
Issue of Publication
12
ISSN
1076-2752
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
NJ
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