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Exposure to lead

There was an overall reduction in the number of British workers under medical surveillance for work with lead over the past decade. Women have consistently accounted for a small proportion of the total under surveillance, and the number of young people (under 18 years) under surveillance remains low.

The most recent medical surveillance data show:

The total number of British lead workers under medical surveillance since 2002/03

The total number of British lead workers under medical surveillance since 2002/03
Updated 2014-03-25