In Vivo Measurements of Lead in Bone
Occupational exposure to lead is commonly monitored by means of repeated blood lead determinations. Blood lead reflects mainly current lead exposure and dose response studies indicate that it is an important predictor of health effects. Lead is a highly cumulating metal, however, and more than 95 % of the total body burden resides in the skeleton (Barry, 1975). It is therefore important to determine bone lead levels for the evaluation of the cumulative long-term exposure.
KeywordsLead Concentration Lead Exposure Blood Lead Concentration Lead Worker Bone Lead
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