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A survey of lead pollution in Chhattisgarh State, central India

Lead (Pb) is of major environmental concern due to its toxicological importance. The anthropogenic emission of Pb is at least 100 times higher than natural emissions. Soil and dust are significant sources of Pb exposure. Lead is generally immobile in soil and accumulates in the upper layers.

Application of isotopic nuclear techniques In the study of nutrition-pollution interactions And their impact on the nutritional status of Human subjects in developing country populations

Ecosystems worldwide are being affected by numerous kinds of anthropogenic activities. Rapid and uncontrolled industrial growth in most part of the developing world has aggravated environmental contamination, some of which are potent pollutants. It is common knowledge that such pollutants significantly affect human health, as is the case with heavy metals and with organic dusts as an emerging concern.

Assessment of Lead Impact on Human and India’s Response

Data is critical, and there is an urgent need to monitor Pb levels in children and pregnant women. This data in turn, can be used to determine the main sources of Pb causing high exposures, and this analysis is also needed in many states. This, in turn, can be used to make sure that the sources of Pb are being properly managed to avoid exposure risks.

Biosorbents: Diversity, Bioprocessing, and Applications

It is generally acknowledged that the rise in global population has prompted fast urbanization and industrial development, which in turn result in the production of a high volume of effluents that negate the ecosystem and human health. Release of effluents from several industries like leather tanning, dyeing, pharmaceutical, electro‐ plating, and chemical processing without proper treatment deteriorates water bodies.

Blood lead levels in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review

Since the global phase-out of leaded petrol, reports have suggested that lead exposure remains substantial or is increasing in some low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, few studies have attempted to systematically assess blood lead levels over the full range of LMICs. We aimed to describe values for blood lead level in LMICs.

Chemical composition of indoor ash residues

The ash content formed after burning of materials in indoor may be harmful to environment on dumping due to high ionic and metallic concentration. Therefore, the chemical composition of various indoor ash residues derived from burning of the biomass (BM), coal (C), cow dung (CD), incense (IS) and mosquito coil (MC) materials is described in this study.

Childhood Correlates of Blood Lead Levels in Mumbai and Delhi

Lead exposure has previously been associated with intellectual impairment in children in a number of international studies. In India, it has been reported that nearly half of the children have elevated blood lead levels (BLLs). However, little is known about risk factors for these elevated BLLs.

Contamination of arsenic and heavy metals in coal exploitation area

Pollution of urban geomedia is of a great public health interest due to receiving of large amounts of pollutants from multiple sources including industrial wastes, vehicle emissions, coal and biomass burnings, etc. (Li et al., 2012; Obaidy et al., 2013; Plyaskina & Ladonin, 2009).

Electronic Waste and India

Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the country. Growth of Information and Communication Technology sector has enhanced the usage of the electronic equipment exponentially. Faster obsolescence and subsequent up-gradation of electronics product, are forcing consumers to discard old products, which in turn accumulate huge e-waste to the solid waste stream.