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Levels of some trace metals and related enzymes in workers at storage-battery factories in Iraq.
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PMID:  11370344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Levels of some trace metals (copper, iron, lead and zinc), aminolevulinate dehydratase (ALAD), caeruloplasmin and haemoglobin were measured in the blood of 37 male workers from private-sector storage-battery factories. The men were divided into three groups depending on their jobs: 11 chargers (group I), 8 repair workers (group II) and 18 casting workers (group III); 60 men were selected as controls. Mean levels were 14.63, 36.35, 58.00 and 71.70 micrograms/100 mL for lead, 192.54, 133.90, 96.75 and 45.37 U/mL for ALAD, and 14.02, 12.72, 12.20 and 11.40 g/100 mL for haemoglobin for control and groups I, II and III respectively. Significant negative correlations were found between lead and both ALAD and haemoglobin. The only significant positive correlation was between lead levels and duration of exposure.
J K Mehdi; F J al-Imarah; A A al-Suhail
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-23     Completed Date:  2001-07-05     Revised Date:  2006-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  76-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, University of Basra, Basra, Iraq.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Copper / blood*
Electric Power Supplies
Environmental Monitoring* / methods
Hemoglobins / analysis
Iron / blood*
Lead / blood*
Lead Poisoning / blood*,  enzymology,  etiology
Occupational Diseases / blood*,  enzymology,  etiology
Occupational Exposure / analysis*
Occupations / statistics & numerical data
Porphobilinogen Synthase / blood*
Private Sector
Zinc / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hemoglobins; 7439-89-6/Iron; 7439-92-1/Lead; 7440-50-8/Copper; 7440-66-6/Zinc; EC Synthase

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