Journal of Occupational Health
Online ISSN : 1348-9585
Print ISSN : 1341-9145
ISSN-L : 1341-9145
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Environmental and Biological Monitoring in a Lead Acid Battery Manufacturing Unit in India
B RavichandranK RavibabuS RaghavanV KrishnamurthyBK RajanHR Rajmohan
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2005 Volume 47 Issue 4 Pages 350-353

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An environmental and biological monitoring of a lead acid battery manufacturing unit was carried out to measure the respirable particulate matter, lead content in working atmosphere and blood lead levels of workers employed in different sections. The results showed high mean air lead concentration in buffing (1444.45 μg/m3), plate cutting (430.14 μg/m3) and pasting (277.48 μg/m3) sections. The mean blood lead levels of employees in these sections were also higher than the values prescribed by ACGIH.

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2005 by the Japan Society for Occupational Health
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