Reference is made to the concern felt about the increase in airborne lead concentration in some areas due to the use of lead in petrol. A description is given of blood lead level surveys made in birmingham, of which the results are tabulated. The survey covered adults, school children, and pre-school children. A comparison is made of the group results. The exposure in particular of young children in the city centre to high airborne lead levels is considered, and further studies may clarify any possible high blood lead content resulting from deficiency of calcium in some children's diet. It is considered that the presence of some toxic material is not necessarily hazardous or requiring action. This paper was read to the section of occupational medicine on 18 January 1979. (TRRL)

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    Royal Society of Medicine

    2 Queen Anne Street
    London W1M 0BR,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Waldron, H A
    • Shanmukha, TKRR
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

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  • Accession Number: 00319270
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1996 12:00AM