Group and insidious tetraethyl lead poisoning occurred in industry of plastic weaving: a case report

Feng Zhang, Ying Bai, Baoli Zhu, Wenjing Zhu, Mingxian Ye


Tetraethyl lead (TEL) poisoning has declined sharply with decreasing consumption of gasoil and other chemicals contained TEL. Here we reported group TEL poisoning in the plastic weaving factory. We investigated 16 cases with the typical nerves disorder which is similar to organotin poisoning, and the result suggested that the poisoning may cause by applied “white oil” contented TEL. Despite its rareness, our cases emphasize that clinicians should pay attention to the difference from the treatment of organic tin poisoning.