The influence of drinking and smoking habits on blood lead levels of an urban population was assessed in this study.
Lead concentrations were determined in 287 blood samples collected from non-occupationally lead exposed men living in Barcelona, Spain.
Blood lead levels significantly increased with the consumption of wine.
Although not statistically significant, a similar tendency was also observed for beer drinkers, but not for the consumers of spirits.
Slight increases in the blood lead concentrations of smokers were also found.
However, because of the significant correlation between heavy smoking and drinking observed in this study, alcohol consumption would probably be responsible for these increases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Plomb, Métal lourd, Polluant, Environnement, Contaminant, Aliment, Boisson alcoolisée, Vin, Espagne, Europe, Milieu urbain, Coutume alimentaire, Tabagisme, Taux, Sang, Homme, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lead, Heavy metal, Pollutant, Environment, Contaminant, Food, Alcoholic beverage, Wine, Spain, Europe, Urban environment, Food habit, Tobacco smoking, Rate, Blood, Human, Epidemiology
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