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Greicy M. M. Conterato, Rachel P. Bulcão, Rocheli Sobieski, Angela M. Moro, Mariele F. Charão, Fernando A. de Freitas, Fernanda L. de Almeida, Ana P. L. Moreira, Miguel Roehrs, Raquel Tonello, Bruno L. Batista, Denise Grotto, Fernando Barbosa Jr, Solange C. Garcia and Tatiana Emanuelli Blood thioredoxin reductase activity, oxidative stress and hematological parameters in painters and battery workers: relationship with lead and cadmium levels in blood Journal of Applied Toxicology 33

Article first published online: 9 SEP 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/jat.1731

The relationship of blood lead level (BLL) and blood cadmium level (BCL) with hematological and oxidative stress parameters was evaluated in exposed workers (50 painters and 23 battery workers) and control subjects (36). The changes in oxidative stress and hematological parameters were distinctively associated with either BLL or BCL. Thioredoxin reductase activity was not changed in the exposed workers. However, biochemical and hematological changes at low BLLs underlie the necessity of reevaluating the recommended health-based limits in occupational exposure to this metal.

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