Abstract The lead absorption was evaluated by means of lead in blood (Pb-B) measurements in 1200 workers employed in the artistic ceramics industry in Italy. Mean Pb-B concentrations for all exposed workers was 25.6 ± 12.2 μg/100 ml. The concentrations were significantly higher in the 667 males (29.1 ± 12.5 μg/100 ml) than in the 533 females (21.1 ± 10.3 μg/100 ml). Pb-B concentrations were evaluated according to sex, length of exposure, smoking habits, and job. It was concluded that the risk of lead absorption in this industrial sector is low and differs according to job assignment. In general, the Pb-B values for both males and females were lower than the current limits for occupational exposure.

Lead exposure in the artistics ceramic industry

BARTOLUCCI, GIOVANNI BATTISTA;POLATO, RAFFAELE;RAUSA, GIUSEPPE
1991

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Abstract The lead absorption was evaluated by means of lead in blood (Pb-B) measurements in 1200 workers employed in the artistic ceramics industry in Italy. Mean Pb-B concentrations for all exposed workers was 25.6 ± 12.2 μg/100 ml. The concentrations were significantly higher in the 667 males (29.1 ± 12.5 μg/100 ml) than in the 533 females (21.1 ± 10.3 μg/100 ml). Pb-B concentrations were evaluated according to sex, length of exposure, smoking habits, and job. It was concluded that the risk of lead absorption in this industrial sector is low and differs according to job assignment. In general, the Pb-B values for both males and females were lower than the current limits for occupational exposure.
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