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Exposure to lead

There has been 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 very low. The number and proportion of workers with higher levels of blood-lead concentrations have decreased substantially over the past decade.

The most recent data for 2014/15 show:

The total number of British lead workers under medical surveillance since 2004/05

The total number of British lead workers under medical surveillance since 2003/04

Updated 2016-11-02