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Risk Factors for Blood Lead in Adults

Risk Factors

Adults identified with an EBLL experienced the following behaviors: not changing clothes before leaving work, not showering at end of work shift, eating snacks on the job, using tobacco products at work area, and not washing hands before eating. Symptoms experienced included: joint or muscle pain, nausea, extreme fatigue, constipation, and headache. High-risk industries identified in 2006 by SIC codes are: 1795 (Wrecking and Demolition Work), 1799 (Special Trade Contractors, NEC), 2819 (Industrial Inorganic Chemicals, NEC), 3679 (Electronic Components), 3312 (Blast Furnaces and Steel Mills), 3482 (Small Arms Ammunition), 3728 (Aircraft Equipment, NEC), 3484 (Small Arms), 1793 (Glass & Glazing Work), 7539 (Automotive Repair Shops, NEC), 1021 (Copper Ores), and 3949 (Sporting & Athletic Goods, NEC).

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Content updated: Fri, 26 May 2017 10:19:43 MDT