The Relationship between Occupational Exposure to Lead and Hearing Loss in a Cross-Sectional Survey of Iranian Workers

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OBJECTIVES Ototoxic effect of exposure to lead has been reported by many researchers. This study was undertaken with a view to investigate the relationship between blood lead level (BLL) and hearing loss in workers in a lead-acid battery manufacturing plant in Tehran, Iran. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, 609 male workers were recruited from different… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2016.00019

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