Lead Poisoning in A Lead Smelter

CS Chang

1988 Vol.4 NO.5

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In September 1987, a lead factory worker with symptoms of anemia, wrist drop, and a blood lead level of more than 80 .μg/dl was admitted at the National Taiwan University Hospital. He was diagnozed as lead poisoning and hospitalized immediately. To determine whether other workers were also affected, the reporters, with the assistance of the Council of Labor of the Executive Yuan, conducted a field survey in the said factory in November 1987.