Volume No. 13 Issue No.: 02 Page No.: 192-194 October-December 2018

 

LEAD CONCENTRATION IN HUMANS RESIDING IN INDUSTRIAL AND NON-INDUSTRIAL AREAS OF DEWAS TOWN

 

Chauhan P.1 and Khanna R.*2

1. Department of Zoology, Govt. STP Science collage, Dewas (INDIA)
2. Department of Zoology, Govt. Madhav Science College, Ujjain (INDIA)

 

Received on : December 29, 2017

 

ABSTRACT

 

Population neighbouring industrial area of Dewas town of Madhya Pradesh, India are at increased health risk due to constant exposure to various potentially hazardous compounds released during industrial production activities. We have studied extent of environmental exposure to heavy metal lead by atomic absorption spectrophotometry method in residents of industrial area and compared our results with people residing in non- industrial area (control groups) of different age groups viz. 20-30 years, 30-40 years, 40-50 years, 50-60 years, 60-70 years and 70-80 years. Our results indicated that elevated lead concentrations were found in the serum of person residing in industrial area in comparison to control groups, though both the groups showed elevated lead concentration values in comparison to normal values.

 

Keywords : Dewas town, Industrial area, Environmental exposure, Lead concentration

 

 

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