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Subclinical Neuropathy in Lead Workers

Br Med J 1970; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5701.80 (Published 11 April 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;2:80
  1. M. J. Catton,
  2. M. J. G. Harrison,
  3. Pamela M. Fullerton,
  4. G. Kazantzis

    Abstract

    Evidence is presented for a minimal defect of peripheral nerve function in a group of lead accumulator workers without clinical evidence of a neurological lesion. Of the 19 men examined, 13 had blood levels above 80 μg./100 ml. and seven had haemoglobin levels below 12 g./100 ml., showing that considerable exposure to lead was occurring.