Elevated lead levels were discovered in blood samples collected from family members where both the father and the mother worked in a radiator repair workshop.
The father and mother were found to have blood lead levels of 2.0 and 0.5 mumol/L (41.7 and 10.4 mug/dL), respectively.
The father's blood lead level was just below the Canadian occupational health and safety intervention level (2.5 mumol/L or 52.1 mug/dL).
The two children had blood lead levels of 1.0 and 0.8 mumol/L (20.8 and 16.7 mug/dL), both of which are in excess of the recommended guideline for intervention in the case of children (0.5 mumol/L or 10.4 mug/dL).
The exposure of the two children was possibly due to a combination of pathways including exposure at the workshop itself during visits and also the transportation of lead-containing dust to the home environment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Plomb, Métal lourd, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Homme, Etude familiale, Atelier, Milieu familial, Etude cas, Non professionnel, Industrie métallurgique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lead, Heavy metal, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Human, Family study, Workshop, Family environment, Case study, Non occupational, Metallurgical industry
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0316375
Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 27/11/1998.