Results of occupational health examination on lead-exposed workers of a lead battery manufacturer in Wuxi City
SU Yao Division of Occupational Health,Wuxi Center for Disease Control and Prevention,Jiangsu,214023,China
[Objective]To understand the effect of lead on health of exposed workers,so as to adopt effective protection measures. [Methods]The physical examination data of employees that worked consecutively at least 2 years(2009,2010) in a lead battery manufacturer was analyzed..The rank-sum test was adopted to perform comparison of blood lead levels. [Results]The blood lead level of workers in 2010 [(0.482±0.154) μmol/L)] was significantly higher than that in 2009[(0.419±0.095) μmol/L](P0.01);the abnormal rates of electrocardiogram,blood routine examination results,hemoglobin in 2010 was higher than that in 2009,while the difference was not significant. [Conclusion]The lead level in workplace air of this enterprise exceeds the standard.Lead can cause certain damage on exposed workers' health,therefore the operation environment and individual protection should be improved.
【CateGory Index】： R131