Blood Lead Levels in NASCAR Nextel Cup Teams

  title={Blood Lead Levels in NASCAR Nextel Cup Teams},
  author={Joseph O'neil and Gregory K. Steele and C Scott McNair and Matthew M. Matusiak and Jyl Madlem},
  journal={Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene},
  pages={67 - 71}
This pilot study determines whether NASCAR racing teams demonstrate exposure to lead from exhaust by evaluation of blood lead levels (BLL). Participants were stratified by proximity to fuel exhaust or whether they worked on an engine. Each participant completed a self-reported survey recording demographics, lead exposure (occupational or in-home environment), and any physical symptoms of lead toxicity. Blood lead levels were then measured. BLL of 47 individuals ranged from 1–22 μg/dL with a… 
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