Mortality and lead exposure: a retrospective cohort study of Swedish smelter workers.

  title={Mortality and lead exposure: a retrospective cohort study of Swedish smelter workers.},
  author={Lars Gerhardsson and N G Lundstr{\"o}m and Gunnar Nordberg and Stig Wall},
  journal={British journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={43 10},
The study is based on the work histories and mortality data for 3832 male workers first employed before 1967 at a copper smelter in northern Sweden and followed up from 1950 to 1981. From the 3832 workers a lead cohort consisting of 437 workers employed for at least three years at sites with considerable lead exposure during 1950-74 was selected. These workers had regularly had blood lead measurements performed since 1950. Based on the cumulative blood lead dose 1950-74 and peak blood lead… CONTINUE READING


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