This study examined whether children of lead-exposed construction workers had higher blood lead levels than neighborhood control children.
Twenty-nine construction workers were identified from the New Jersey Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) registry.
Eighteen control families were referred by workers.
Venous blood samples were collected from 50 children (31 exposed, 19 control subjects) under age 6. Results.
Twenty-six percent of workers'children had blood lead levels at or over the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention action level of 0.48 mumol/L (10 mug/dL), compared with 15% of control children (unadjusted odds ratio=6.1 ; 95% confidence interval=0.9,147.2).
Children of construction workers may be at risk for excessive lead exposure.
Health care providers should assess parental occupation as a possible pathway for lead exposure of young children.
Mots-clés Pascal : Plomb, Plasma sanguin, Taux, Dosage, Activité professionnelle, Père, Travaux construction, Toxicité, Saturnisme, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Enfant, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude comparative, Médecine travail, Métal lourd, Exploration toxicologique, Santé et environnement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lead, Blood plasma, Rate, Assay, Professional activity, Father, Construction works, Toxicity, Saturnism, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Child, Human, United States, North America, America, Comparative study, Occupational medicine, Heavy metal, Toxicological exploration, Health and environment
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0478474
Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 03/02/1998.