The effect of respiratory protection with biological monitoring on the health management of lead workers in a storage battery industry

  • Byung-Koo Lee
  • Choong-Won Lee
  • Kyu-Dong Ahn


Respiratory protection with maintenance free respirator and regular biological monitoring with the measurement of zinc protoporphyrin for one year period not only made significant decreases of biological indices indicative of lead exposure (blood lead, delta-aminolevulinic acid in urine) in a storage battery workers, but also reduced the prevalence of lead related symptoms.

Key words

ALAU Biological monitoring PbB Respiratory protection Zinc protoporphyrin 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Byung-Koo Lee
    • 1
  • Choong-Won Lee
    • 1
  • Kyu-Dong Ahn
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Industrial MedicineSoonchunhyang UniversityChunanKorea

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