QUESTION: In Nuclear Medicine the technologist uses lead pots to carry the isotopes, 04 Oct 2006, Queensland Australia
In Nuclear Medicine the technologist use lead pots to carry the isotopes in.... most lead pots are chrome plated but what if they are not...... is this an issue?
ANSWER: 04 Oct 2006
We've just received a response to your enquiry that I passed on to our Technical Advisory Board. Prof Chris Winder has written: "Lead from handling lead metal (for example, handling lead pots) is not usually available in high enough quantities to pose a problem (even less if they are encapsulated in a suitable material - I didn't know
lead could be plated with chromium)."
I am also attaching some recent articles:
These four articles are all about the effects of even low blood lead levels in adults, so, taken together, I trust that you can find a way to bring down and maintain staff blood lead level/s preferably below 2.0 micrograms per decilitre ie 2.0 µg/dL (equivalent to 0.1 micromoles per litre ie 0.1 µmol/L).
Do you know the current blood lead level/s? Do staff handle the pots wearing gloves or barrier creams? Are staff permitted to smoke at work?
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