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Health, how can it be measured?
Health effects of occupational lead and arsenic exposure, a symposium, Carnow BW, ed. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-134, 1976 Feb; :114-130
Data are given on a wide range of health parameters for tetraethyl- lead (78002) workers having twenty or more years of continuous service at a tetraethyl plant in order to demonstrate how health can be measured by almost any practicing physician. Parameters include blood lead (7439921) levels, urinary lead levels, mortality, absences from work, absences by disease category, duration of illness, all diagnoses (from periodic exams, reports from minor sickness and other sources), weight gain and losses, blood pressures, hemoglobin, and the relationship between aminolevulinic- acid (106605) in the urine and lead in the urine. The studies are taken to indicate that the workers have not suffered detectable impairment of health from their occupation.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-75-0026; Toxic-substances; Measurement-methods; Epidemiology; Heavy-metals; Lead-absorption; Organo-lead-compounds; Occupational-medicine; Blood-chemistry; Chemical-industry-workers; Sick-time; Hazards; Exposure; Urinalysis; Indicators; Monitoring
78-00-2; 7439-92-1; 106-60-5
Health effects of occupational lead and arsenic exposure, a symposium.
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