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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||American Journal of Industrial Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health