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Research Article

Blood Lead Levels and Health Problems of Lead Acid Battery Workers in Bangladesh

Table 3

Illnesses attributable to lead toxicity and mean blood lead level of workers.

Illnesses attributable to lead toxicity Mean BLL ( gm/dL)Std. dev. value

Headache
 Yes 34 (28.8%)73.0931.26
 No 84 (71.2%)62.0823.90
Numbness of limbs
 Yes31 (26.3%)73.4734.32
 No 87 (73.7%)62.3222.73
Colic pain
 Yes 20 (16.9%)79.5036.09
 No 98 (83.1%)62.3423.37
Nausea
 Yes 13 (11.0%)79.1431.89
 No 105 (89.0%)63.5325.49
Tremor
 Yes 25 (21.9%)77.2028.66
 No 93 (78.1%)62.0425.19
Lead line on gum
 Yes 33 (28.0%)73.5426.25
 No 85 (72.0%)62.0126.14
Weakness
 Yes 47 (39.8%)68.2930.66
 No 71 (60.2%)63.2423.49
Fatigue
 Yes 30 (25.4%)70.4830.74
 No 88 (74.6%)63.4724.94
Constipation
 Yes 29 (24.6%)71.4533.64
 No 89 (75.4%)63.2323.70
Anorexia
 Yes 26 (22.0%)72.7233.18
 No 92 (78.0%)63.1424.18
Pain Limb
 Yes 38 (32.2%)70.9730.16
 No 80 (67.8%)62.5424.43
Disturbed sleep
 Yes 29 (24.6%)71.3430.97
 No 89 (75.4%)63.2724.65
Drowsiness
 Yes 22 (18.6%)70.8528.71
 No 96 (81.4%)65.9726.05

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