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Evaluation and management of lead exposure

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, December 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#26 of 153)
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Title
Evaluation and management of lead exposure
Published in
Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, December 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40557-015-0085-9
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Authors

Hwan-Cheol Kim, Tae-Won Jang, Hong-Jae Chae, Won-Jun Choi, Mi-Na Ha, Byeong-Jin Ye, Byoung-Gwon Kim, Man-Joong Jeon, Se-Yeong Kim, Young-Seoub Hong

Abstract

Lead, which is widely used in industry, is a common element found in low concentrations in the Earth's crust. Implementations to reduce environmental lead concentrations have resulted in a considerable reduction of lead levels in the environment (air) and a sustained reduction in the blood lead levels of the average citizen. However, people are still being exposed to lead through a variety of routes in everyday commodities. Lead causes health problems such as toxicity of the liver, kidneys, hematopoietic system, and nervous system. Having a carcinogenic risk as well, the IARC classifies inorganic lead compounds as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A). Occupational lead poisonings have decreased due to the efforts to reduce the lead concentrations in the working environment. In contrast, health hazards associated with long-term environmental exposure to low concentrations of lead have been reported steadily. In particular, chronic exposure to low concentrations of lead has been reported to induce cognitive behavioral disturbances in children. It is almost impossible to remove lead completely from the human body, and it is not easy to treat health hazards due to lead exposure. Therefore, reduction and prevention of lead exposure are very important. We reviewed the toxicity and health hazards, monitoring and evaluation, and management of lead exposure.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 177 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 47 27%
Student > Master 19 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 7%
Student > Postgraduate 10 6%
Other 8 5%
Other 19 11%
Unknown 62 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 29 16%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 19 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 7%
Chemistry 9 5%
Environmental Science 9 5%
Other 30 17%
Unknown 69 39%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 September 2019.
All research outputs
#2,966,816
of 15,942,222 outputs
Outputs from Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
#26
of 153 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#73,478
of 369,102 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
#2
of 17 outputs
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