Chewing electric wire coatings: An unusual source of lead poisoning

G. Franco, D. Cottica, C. Minoia

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This report describes a case of lead poisoning occurring in an electrician as the result of an unusual personal habit, namely, the chewing of lead- containing coatings of electric wires. A coating chewing test showed that a few minutes after beginning chewing, saliva lead concentration increased from 10 μg/l to several milligrams per liter. This case is an example of poisoning caused by an occupationally related source (coatings containing lead) as a consequence of a singular and unconventional workers' habit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-296
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume25
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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Chewing electric wire coatings : An unusual source of lead poisoning. / Franco, G.; Cottica, D.; Minoia, C.

In: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 25, No. 2, 1994, p. 291-296.

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Franco, G, Cottica, D & Minoia, C 1994, 'Chewing electric wire coatings: An unusual source of lead poisoning', American Journal of Industrial Medicine, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 291-296.
Franco, G. ; Cottica, D. ; Minoia, C. / Chewing electric wire coatings : An unusual source of lead poisoning. In: American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 1994 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 291-296.
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