Chelatable lead versus lead in human trabecular and compact bone.

In active and retired lead workers there was a close correlation between urinary excretion of lead during 6 h after intake of a single oral dose of 0.5 g penicillamine, and the excretion during 24 h. In chelation tests it is thus sufficient to collect urine for only a few hours. There was a close correlation between the amount of chelatable lead and the… (More)