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Effect of Personal Hygiene on Workers’ Blood Lead Levels

Effect of Personal Hygiene on Blood Lead Levels of Workers at a Lead Processing Faculty

An investigation of the relationship between personal hygiene and blood lead levels was conducted at a lead processing facility. During semiannual respirator fit-testing, the amount of lead on each worker’s right hand was measured with a wipe sample. Previous testing by the author on the effectiveness of the skin cleansers used at this facility established variability of the available soaps to remove lead oxide…

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Authors: Daniel P. Askin and Mark Volkmann

Original publication: American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal 58:752-753(1997)