THE RELATION OF GEOGENIC AND ANTROPHOGENIC FACTORS WITH BLOOD AND HAIR LEAD AND ARSENIC LEVELS IN WOMEN LIVING IN CAN AND BAYRAMIC DISTRICTS OF CANAKKALE PROVINCE


BABA A., GÜNDÜZ O., BAKAR C. , Sulun S., SAVE D.

NOBEL MEDICUS, vol.15, no.2, pp.25-34, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : NOBEL MEDICUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-34

Abstract

Objective: Mining areas and associated industrial activities carry considerable risks for human health due to multi-pathway exposure of heavy metals such as arsenic and lead. The objective of this study was to compare arsenic and lead levels it human blood and hair samples in all industrial mining area in northwestern Turkey with that of non-exposed group demonstrating similar sociocultural characteristics.