Surveillance of occupational lead exposure in New Jersey, 1985-1991
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Surveillance of occupational lead exposure in New Jersey, 1985-1991 report by Barbara Gerwel

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Published by New Jersey Dept. of Health in [New Jersey] .
Written in English



  • New Jersey.


  • Lead poisoning -- Risk factors -- New Jersey.,
  • Occupational diseases -- New Jersey.

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Edition Notes

Statementprepared by Barbara Gerwel, Rukmani Ramaprasad, Martha Stanbury.
ContributionsRamaprasad, Rukmani., Stanbury, Martha.
LC ClassificationsRA1231.L4 G47 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination20 p. ;
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1049060M
LC Control Number93621913

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Between January and June , New Jersey workers were identified through a surveillance system for occupational lead exposure. The average annual proportion of workers with a blood lead level above mumol/L was 12%. Industries with the highest proportion of workers with blood lead levels above mumol/L were special trade construction (35%) and industries dealing with scrap Cited by: 8. The incidence of lead () (Pb) exposure was assessed as part of a surveillance project conducted by the New Jersey Department of Health. Data from January to June indicated that workers were exposed to Pb in their workplaces. The total number of reports increased in and , but there was no discernible trend. See the article "Surveillance of occupational lead exposure in New Jersey: to " in volume 82 on page Full text Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (K), or click on a page image below to browse page by by: 1. Since , four states (California, New Jersey, New York, and Texas) have implemented surveillance systems for occupational lead exposure. Although the details of these systems, each state requires any laboratory that performs blood-lead assays to report all elevated blood-lead levels (BLLs) to the state health department (SHD) (Table 1).

  New Jersey. Please note that these contacts are able to assist with work-related lead exposure questions only. If you have other public health-related questions, please contact the CDC Infoline at CDC-INFO ().. State Contact. were published in November by the Center to Protect Workers’ Rights as Occupational Blood Lead Surveillance of Construction Workers: Health Programs in Twelve States. In , the authors continued to survey state health agencies; the results of the survey of 13 additional states are reported here. Lead Poisoning in a Foundry -- New Jersey, In May , the New Jersey State Department of Health (NJSDH) received laboratory reports of elevated blood lead levels ((BLLs) greater than or equal to 25 ug/dL) for 13 workers employed at a small foundry in New Jersey. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEA () Medical Surveillance and Screening in the Workplace: Complementary Preventive Strategies MICHAEL GOCHFELD Division of Occupational Medicine, Environmental and Community Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Piscataway, New Jersey Cited by:

Lead Lead Exposure: Protecting Workers at Indoor Firing Ranges QuickCard™ (OSHA - ) (English: PDF) Lead Hazards Fact Sheet () (English: HTML PDF) Lead Hazards: Protecting Workers at Indoor Firing Ranges Fact Sheet (OSHA - ) (English: PDF) Lead in Construction (OSHA - ) (English: PDF) Lead in Construction QuickCard™ (OSHA - ) (English: . Lead was one of the first metals used by humans and consequently, the cause of the first recorded occupational disease (lead colic in a 4th century BC metal worker). In , U.S. production of lead was estimated at million metric tons; primarily from secondary refining of scrap metal (lead-acid batteries) and 10 mines mostly in Alaska and. Occupational and Paraoccupational Lead Exposure to Lead -- Colorado. On Decem , the Environmental and Occupational Disease Surveillance Project of the Colorado Department of Health (CDH) received a report that a year-old man had a blood-lead level of ug/dL, a level almost seven times the blood-lead concentration required to be reported to CDH (greater than or equal to 25 ug/dL). Whitfield CC, Chien LT, Whitehead JD: Lead encephalopathy in adults. Am J Med , 3. US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Ad- ministration: Occupational exposure to lead. Federal Register 43(), and 43(), 4. Fischbein A, Rice C, Sarkozi L, et al: Exposure to lead in firing by: 2.