TITLE

Analysis of heavy metals concentration in ambient air and in human population of Rohtak, India

AUTHOR(S)
Dalal, Poonam; Chaudhry, Dhruva; Shukla, Vineeta
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Environmental Biology;Sep2013, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p945
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The samples of ambient air collected from six different sites of the city during three different seasons on glass fibre filter papers were estimated for selected metals. The maximum value of Pb (0.191 µg m³), Cd (0.015 µg m³), Zn (0.198 µg m³), Ni (0.582 µg m³) and Cu (0.396 µg m³) was observed at Hissar road during winter season. The minimum value of Pb (0.006 µg m³), Cd (not detected), Zn (0.002 µg m³), Ni (0.003 µg m³) and Cu (0.002 µg m³) was observed at University Campus during monsoon season. These values were however below the permissible limits. Sample of 50 people each was taken up from both low and high polluted sites. The significant difference at P<0.001 was observed in Cu, Zn, Pb, Ni and Cd in blood samples of subjects residing at low and high polluted area.
ACCESSION #
91986112

 

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