Blood levels of cadmium and lead in residents near abandoned metal mine areas in Korea

Title
Blood levels of cadmium and lead in residents near abandoned metal mine areas in Korea
Author(s)
사공준박동욱[박동욱]김대선[김대선]유승도[유승도]이경민[이경민]류성훈[류성훈]김수근[김수근]양원호[양원호]박두용[박두용]홍영습[홍영습]박정덕[박정덕]이병국[이병국]문재동[문재동]안승철[안승철]류정민[류정민]정순원[정순원]
Keywords
POPULATION; COMMISSION; EXPOSURE
Issue Date
201404
Publisher
SPRINGER
Citation
ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, v.186, no.8, pp.5209 - 5220
Abstract
We analyzed national data on blood lead levels (BLL) and blood cadmium levels (BCL) in residents living near 38 abandoned metal mining areas (n = 5,682, 18-96 years old) in Korea that were collected by the first Health Effect Surveillance for Residents in Abandoned Metal mines (HESRAM) from 2008 to 2011. The geometric mean BCL and BLL were 1.60 mu g/L (95 % CI = 1.57-1.62 mu g/L) and 2.87 mu g/dL (95 % CI = 2.84-2.90 mu g/dL), respectively, notably higher than levels in the general population in Korea and other countries. We found significantly higher BLL and BCL levels in people living within 2 km of an abandoned metal mine (n = 3,165, BCL = 1.87 mu g/L, BLL = 2.91 mu g/dL) compared to people living more than 2 km away (n = 2,517, BCL = 1.31 mu g/L, BLL = 2.82 mu g/dL; P < 0.0001) and to the general population values reported in the literature.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/32580http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-014-3770-1
ISSN
0167-6369
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