Severe lead poisoning in the plastics industry: a report of three cases.

@article{Coyle2005SevereLP,
  title={Severe lead poisoning in the plastics industry: a report of three cases.},
  author={Patricia Coyle and Michael J. Kosnett and Karen L. Hipkins},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={
          172-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Lead stabilizers (e.g., lead sulfate, lead stearate) are common additives in plastics used in electrical devices. In 1997, three plastics compounders at one California company were severely lead-poisoned. METHODS The poisonings were investigated by interviewing the workers, employer, and treating physician and reviewing medical records and environmental monitoring results. In addition to measuring blood lead levels (BLLs), noninvasive K X-ray fluorescence was used to measure bone… 
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