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[The effect on the health of the population of the lead exhaust from vehicular traffic].

Authors
  • Zaĭtseva, N V
  • Tyrykina, T I
  • Zemlianova, M A
  • Ulanova, T S
  • Dolgikh, O V
  • Shur, P Z
  • Suetina, G N
  • Votinova, I V
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gigiena i sanitariia
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1999
Issue
3
Pages
3–4
Identifiers
PMID: 10394722
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The study of the effects of motor transport exhausts in the city of Perm on human lead levels has indicated that the employees of the State Motor-Vehicle Inspectorate whose working place is a highway have increased lead concentrations which in the blood are 3 times greater than normal values and which in the urine are 1.3 times higher. The content of lead in the hairs of children residing in vicinity of highways was 2.4 times as high as that in the controls and that in the urine was 1.5 times greater. Lead accumulation in the body caused higher blood levels of reticulocytes and red blood cells by 1.4-2 and 1.5 times, respectively, as compared to the controls. The findings suggest that petrol tetraethylene exerts adverse effects on human health.

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