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dc.contributor.authorGrobler, S.R.
dc.contributor.authorMaresky, L.S.
dc.contributor.authorKotze, T.J.v.W.
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-21T07:59:57Z
dc.date.available2019-11-21T07:59:57Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.citationGrobler SR, Maresky LS, Kotze TJ v. W. Lead reduction of petrol and blood lead concentrations of athletes. Archives of Environmental Health [Internet].en_US
dc.identifier.issn0003-9896.
dc.identifier.urihttps://infospace.mrc.ac.za/handle/11288/595208
dc.description.abstractIn 1984, it was determined that the blood of long-distance runners in South Africa contained unacceptably high concentrations of lead. Subsequently, the petrol lead level in South Africa was reduced from 0.8 g/l to 0.4 g/l. In view of this reduction, a follow-up investigation of its effect on the blood lead concentration of South African runners was undertaken. Blood lead samples were analyzed by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The mean values of blood lead concentrations dropped from 52 to 13 μg/dl and from 20 to 8.5 μ/dl for the urban and rural trainers, respectively. A highly significant decrease in blood lead levels was found and was mainly attributable to the reduction in the petrol lead levels. The blood lead results for rural trainers indicated that there still exists a certain degree of lead pollution in athletes from nonremote areas.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherArchives of Environmental Healthen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.1080/00039896.1992.10118768en_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://pascal-francis.inist.fr/vibad/index.php?action=search&terms=5254411en_US
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectEnvironmenten_US
dc.subjectHygiene and public healthen_US
dc.subjectEpidemiologyen_US
dc.subjectOccupational medicineen_US
dc.subjectToxicologyen_US
dc.subjectBiological and medical sciencesen_US
dc.subjectMedical sciencesen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental toxicants, toxicologyen_US
dc.subjectUnleaded gasolineen_US
dc.subjectHeavy metalen_US
dc.subjectLeaden_US
dc.subjectAir pollutionen_US
dc.subjectBlooden_US
dc.subjectAfricaen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.titleLead reduction of petrol and flood lead concentrations of athletes.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Biostatistics of the Medical Research Council , Tygerberg, South Africaen_US
dc.identifier.journalArchives of Environmental Healthen_US
dc.research.unitBiostatistics Uniten_US
dc.date.epub2010-08-03


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