Urinary lead as a possible surrogate of blood lead among workers occupationally exposed to lead.

@article{Fukui1999UrinaryLA,
  title={Urinary lead as a possible surrogate of blood lead among workers occupationally exposed to lead.},
  author={Yoshinari Fukui and Mieko Miki and Hirohiko Ukai and Satoru Okamoto and Shiro Takada and Kae Higashikawa and Masayuki Ikeda},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  year={1999},
  volume={72 8},
  pages={516-20}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study is to investigate whether lead (Pb) in urine (Pb-U) can be a valid surrogate of lead in blood (Pb-B), the traditional biomarker of exposure to lead in occupational health. METHODS Blood and spot urine samples were collected from 258 workers of both sexes occupationally exposed to lead. The samples were analyzed for lead by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry, and the correlation between Pb-B and Pb-U was examined by linear regression… CONTINUE READING

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