Erythrocyte protoporphyrin as an indicator to lead explosure around a lead mine area of odisha

Lead poisoning was studied in a mining area of odisha. The study area taken is in between the radius of 5km. from the mining site. Males of different age groups living in different distances are considered for observation.

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Ashok Ku. Khatua, Bijayananda Naik, Prafulla Chandra Rout

Time Frame

2015

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The PbB level increases with increase in age up to 55years and slight decrease in PbB level ins seen in the people aged above 56. The EP level also increases with increase in age and distance from the mining site. The level of EP increases beyond normal above PbB level 10μg/100ml. A considerable increase in EP level is seen in PbB level>30μg/100ml. In most of the cases the co co-relastion co-efficient r value is above 0.5 with P<0.05. Increase in PbB level increases EP level which shows lead interferes significantly with the formation of haem from protoporphyrin in blood, thus clearly indicates its toxic effects.

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Publication Type

Research Article

Experts

Ashok Ku. Khatua, Bijayananda Naik, Prafulla Chandra Rout

Time Frame

2015