Fifty-eight workers were evaluated at a university-based occupational health clinic for potential health effects related to organic and inorganic lead exposures.
The clinical evaluation included a history, physical, and laboratory examination, and in a subset of workers, neurobehavioral tests and nerve conduction studies.
Workers reported symptoms that predominantly involved the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Findings for which no alternative medical explanations could be found included neurobehavioral abnormalities (18 of 39 workers) and sensorimotor polyneuropathies (11 of 31 workers).
The clinical presentation and evaluation of workers exposed to organic lead are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Plomb Composé organique, Métal lourd, Composé minéral, Toxicité, Exposition professionnelle, Neuropathie périphérique, Trouble conduction, Système nerveux central pathologie, Comportement, Homme, Médecine travail, Système nerveux pathologie, Nerf périphérique pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lead Organic compounds, Heavy metal, Inorganic compound, Toxicity, Occupational exposure, Peripheral neuropathy, Conduction disorder, Central nervous system disease, Behavior, Human, Occupational medicine, Nervous system diseases, Peripheral nerve disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0224110
Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 199608.