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Health assessment of lead fusion workers in Baghdad


Samia Khalil Mahmood and Husain ode and Mohammad mossa and Khalaf Y. Shamkhy and Falah Hanash Nahar and Imad Ibrahim Ali Al-Sultan (2012) Health assessment of lead fusion workers in Baghdad. Journal of Advanced Medical Research, 2 (3). pp. 123-128. ISSN 2231-8313


Two locations of leads fusion factories in Baghdad (Altaji and Jiflic) have been selected as a high
polluted area with leads; due to melting leads plates extracted from the old batteries vehicles.
Samples of blood and urine have been taken from about 30 workers of each of the aforementioned
locations. These samples has been divided into two different category, the first category is of age 8-18
years and the second category of age 20-60 years, taking into consideration the time they have spent
working at these locations. Blood and urine samples was also collected from about 30 male pioneer
donors of age range18-60 living in different parts of Baghdad and far away from the polluted factories
locations that considered as control group. The results show high level of lead in the blood of the first
category age 55.23 g/dl in comparison with the second category age 56.53 g/dl, whilst in urine tests
the second category shows 564.83 g/L which surmount on the first category 551.8 g/L. Blood and
urine samples of control group reflecting the leads pollution status to the environment of Iraq which
requires taking some precaution procedures in this regard.

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Item Type: Non-Indexed Article
Collection Type: Institution
Date: 1 September 2012
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Advanced Medical Research
ISSN: 2231-8313
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lead: Environment: pollution: Health: Factory workers: Ecology.
Faculty/Centre/Office: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
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