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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 1376-1379

Blood lead level among fuel station workers, Ganesh idol painters, persons with routine daily application lead containing black pigment to eyes and Garage workers

Bawaskar Hospital and Clinical Research Center, Mahad, Raigad, Maharashtra, India

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Dr, Himmatrao Saluba Bawaskar
Bawaskar Hospital and Clinical Research Center, Mahad, Raigad - 402 301, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1202_19

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Background and Aims: The aim of this study is to determine the lead level in blood, workers expose to lead. Methods: 42 subjects blood was analyzes for Lead. 21,14,2,5 persons are from fuel station workers, idol painters, application of lead containing pigment to eyes and garage workers respectively. Studied from January 2012 to 2017. Analysis blood by method of inductivity coupled atomic emission spectroscopy. Results: 21 fuel outlet works 11 (45.83%) Lead levels in blood were from 35.4 to 190 (mean 72.77) mcg/dl, remaining 10 lead levels were < 10 mcg/dl. Out of 14 idol painters 9 (64.28%) persons blood Lead levels were 10.06 to 18.57 (12.57) mcg/dl, remaining 5 it was < 10 mcg/dl. 2 Surma application to eyes their Lead levels were 29.22 and 10.93 respectively. 5 garage workers Lead levels were 13.54 to 46.75 (mean23.52) mcg/dl. Conclusion: Occupation exposure to lead containing fuel, paints, surma and garage workers blood levels of lead is significant.

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