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Lead levels in body fluids of workers of an automobile factory with clinically diagnosed arterial hypertension.
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PMID:  11748889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of the study is the evaluation of lead levels in body fluids in a chosen study group with diagnosed arterial hypertension employed in a car factory. The study was carried out on workers diagnosed with various stages of arterial hypertension who had been subjected to long-term lead exposure at different workplaces. The examination of the patients included medical history, physical examination and biochemical tests of blood and urine, following routine in the laboratory diagnosis in order to assess medical condition in terms of subclinical symptoms of lead exposure. Mean values of the lead level in blood and urine of studied population are insignificantly higher than in the control group. The obtained results seem insufficient to confirm the effect of occupational exposure to lead in subthreshold doses on the development of arterial hypertension, and are within the recommended hygienic standards.
A Wójcik; Z Brzeski; M Sieklucka-Dziuba
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1232-1966     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Agric Environ Med     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-25     Completed Date:  2002-05-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9500166     Medline TA:  Ann Agric Environ Med     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  285-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Hygiene, Medical Academy, Radziwiłłowska 11, 20-080 Lublin, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollution, Indoor / analysis
Hypertension / epidemiology*,  etiology
Lead / analysis*,  blood,  urine
Occupational Exposure / standards
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