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Long-term lead elimination from plasma and whole blood after poisoning.

Publiceringsår: 2012
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 311-316
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Volym: 85
Dokumenttyp: Artikel i tidskrift
Förlag: Springer



Blood lead (B-Pb), one of the most used toxicological biomarker all kind, has serious limitations. Thus, the objective is to evaluate whether plasma lead (P-Pb) is more adequate.


A long-term follow-up study of five cases of lead poisoning. P-Pb was analysed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Kinetics after end of exposure was modelled.


P-Pb at severe poisoning was about 20 μg/L; haematological effects at about 5 μg/L. Biological half-time of P-Pb was about 1 month; B-Pb decay was much slower.


P-Pb is a valuable biomarker of exposure to and risk, particularly at high exposure.


  • Environmental Health and Occupational Health


  • ISSN: 1432-1246

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