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Abstract

An enforced reduction of the lead content of gasoline from about 0.49 to about 0.27 g/l was carried out in 1983 in the greater Athens area, including almost all of Attica. Taking advantage of this reduction, the Athens Lead Experiment has attempted to assess the contribution of local gasoline lead to the blood lead of healthy, non-professionally exposed groups of central Athens inhabitants. The rationale for this study was the decline of blood lead, that was expected to follow the decreased population exposure to lead from vehicle exhausts.

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Authors: COLOMBO A ET AL., JRC Ispra (IT);NAKOU S, Institute of Child Health, Athens (GR);HATZICHRISTIDIS D, Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works, PERPA, Athens (GR);PAPADOPOULOU S, Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works, PERPA, Athens (GR);CHARTSIAS B, Occupational Physiology and Pathology Research Centre, Hygiene and Industrial Toxicology Dept., Athens (GR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12830 EN (1990) 52 pp., FS, ECU 5
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-1432-8
Record Number: 199011814 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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