Lead Poisoning: The First International Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C., bringing together over 250 advocates, officials, and experts from every continent, with substantial representation from developing countries. The conference used for discussion The Global Dimensions of Lead Poisoning: An Initial Analysis prepared by the Alliance and the Environmental Defense Fund. In April 1995, the Alliance released its most recent report, International Action Plan for Preventing Lead Poisoning, providing a framework for taking the actions needed to reduce and eliminate lead poisoning. Phasing lead out of gasoline is one of the single most effective steps that can be taken to prevent lead poisoning. The phaseout campaign, conducted by the Alliance in concert with other nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), is based on the framework for lead poisoning prevention embodied in the International Action Plan.

Blood Lead Levels According to Branch of Industrial Activity: September 1992-September 1994. Carmen Yris Delgado Pantaleón(1), Angel Danilo Moquete(1). (1)Pan American Health Organization, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic . We analyzed the occupational exposure and the blood lead levels of workers exposed to lead in various industries in the Dominican Republic. We looked at the workers most directly affected by lead who had clinical manifestations of lead poisoning, a history of exposure, and a confirmation of exposure from laboratory results. Of the 1,429 workers studied, 348 had blood lead levels that exceeded the acceptable limits set by the World Health Organization (40 µg/dl).

Lead levels were lowered through the implementation of recommendations given to the industries to control the lead exposure. In addition, a diagnostic approximation of the principal sources of lead exposure in the formal sector and their effects on the health of the exposed population were obtained.

Blood Lead Levels of Workers Exposed to Leaded Gasolines and Combustion Products in Trinidad. Ivan Chang-Yen(1), Neela Pooransing(1), David Bratt(2), Anthony Parkinson(2), Leverson Boodlal(3). (1)The University of West Indies Chemistry Dept., (2)University of West Indies Medical School, (3)Ministry of Workers and Transport, Trinidad. Studies of blood lead levels of motor vehicle mechanics, exhaust repair workers, and road maintenance personnel were carried out in Trinidad. The mean blood lead level of a local control population over a similar age range was simultaneously determined for comparison. Persons in



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