IOM paper published on carcinogenicity of inorganic lead


IOM scientists Will Mueller, Peter Ritchie, and Prof Damien McElvenny have co-authored a paper entitled "Cancer incidence among workers with blood lead measurements in two countries" published in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine journal.

Objective: Study carcinogenicity of inorganic lead, classified as ‘probably carcinogenic’ to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (brain, lung, kidney and stomach).

Conclusions: We found strong positive incidence trends with increasing blood lead level, for several outcomes in internal analysis. Two of these, lung and brain cancer, were sites of a priori interest.

The full text of this paper is available here.