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Environmental lead exposure of an urban Indian population.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6523133     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Environmental lead exposure of the Greater Bombay population has been estimated by measuring lead concentrations in air particulates, water, food and cigarette smoke. Atmospheric lead concentrations in different zones of the city varied between 82 and 605 ng m-3. The dietary intake of lead is estimated to be 245 micrograms day-1 and is calculated from the lead content in different food groups and the amount of that group consumed by an average resident of the city. The uptake by a non-smoker living in the city area is estimated to be 33 micrograms of lead per day, 75% of which comes from food, 15% from air and 10% from water. For a suburban resident 85% of the lead intake comes from food. The blood lead measurements and the contribution of atmospheric lead to the blood lead level are discussed.
R N Khandekar; U C Mishra; K G Vohra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Science of the total environment     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0048-9697     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci. Total Environ.     Publication Date:  1984 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-19     Completed Date:  1985-03-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330500     Medline TA:  Sci Total Environ     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / analysis
Environmental Exposure
Environmental Pollutants / analysis*
Food Contamination / analysis*
Food Supply
Lead / analysis*,  blood
Urban Population
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 0/Environmental Pollutants; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical; 7439-92-1/Lead

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