The use of chelating agents in occupational lead poisoning.

@article{Porru1996TheUO,
  title={The use of chelating agents in occupational lead poisoning.},
  author={Stefano Porru and Lorenzo Alessio},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={41-8}
}
Chelating agents have long been used in the pharmacological treatment of lead poisoning, whose management is still a problem, particularly in developing countries. This article reviews the pharmacological properties of dimercaprole, peniclliamine. CaNa2EDTA and dimercaprosuccinic acid, examines their indications, contraindications and side effects and discusses the possible use of each drug in occupational Pb poisoning. Proposals are also presented for the treatment and follow-up of subjects… CONTINUE READING

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