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Blood lead levels of traffic policemen in Bursa, Turkey.
Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2002 Jul; 205(5):361-5.IJ

Abstract

This study was conducted in January 2001, in Bursa, Turkey. Of the 99 traffic policemen who were included in the study, 21 were office workers. Blood lead levels were determined by using an electro-thermal atomic absorption spectrometer (ET-AAS). Average blood lead levels were 9.4 +/- 1.6 micrograms/l and 8.7 +/- 1.7 micrograms/l for policemen working outdoors and indoors, respectively. The difference between the two groups was statistically insignificant (P > 0.05). When policemen less than 15 years on duty were taken into account (n = 48) the difference between the outdoors and indoors working groups was significant (9.3 +/- 1.3 and 8.2 +/- 1.8 micrograms/l, P < 0.05). In order to prevent the negative effects of tetraethyl lead on humans and the environment the use of lead in petrol must be prohibited.

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Uludağ University Medical School, Department of Public Health, Turkey. kpala@uludag.edu.trNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12173534

Citation

Pala, Kayihan, et al. "Blood Lead Levels of Traffic Policemen in Bursa, Turkey." International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, vol. 205, no. 5, 2002, pp. 361-5.
Pala K, Akiş N, Izgi B, et al. Blood lead levels of traffic policemen in Bursa, Turkey. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2002;205(5):361-5.
Pala, K., Akiş, N., Izgi, B., Gücer, S., Aydin, N., & Aytekin, H. (2002). Blood lead levels of traffic policemen in Bursa, Turkey. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 205(5), 361-5.
Pala K, et al. Blood Lead Levels of Traffic Policemen in Bursa, Turkey. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2002;205(5):361-5. PubMed PMID: 12173534.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Blood lead levels of traffic policemen in Bursa, Turkey. AU - Pala,Kayihan, AU - Akiş,Nalan, AU - Izgi,Belgin, AU - Gücer,Seref, AU - Aydin,Neriman, AU - Aytekin,Hamdi, PY - 2002/8/14/pubmed PY - 2003/1/24/medline PY - 2002/8/14/entrez SP - 361 EP - 5 JF - International journal of hygiene and environmental health JO - Int J Hyg Environ Health VL - 205 IS - 5 N2 - This study was conducted in January 2001, in Bursa, Turkey. Of the 99 traffic policemen who were included in the study, 21 were office workers. Blood lead levels were determined by using an electro-thermal atomic absorption spectrometer (ET-AAS). Average blood lead levels were 9.4 +/- 1.6 micrograms/l and 8.7 +/- 1.7 micrograms/l for policemen working outdoors and indoors, respectively. The difference between the two groups was statistically insignificant (P > 0.05). When policemen less than 15 years on duty were taken into account (n = 48) the difference between the outdoors and indoors working groups was significant (9.3 +/- 1.3 and 8.2 +/- 1.8 micrograms/l, P < 0.05). In order to prevent the negative effects of tetraethyl lead on humans and the environment the use of lead in petrol must be prohibited. SN - 1438-4639 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12173534/Blood_lead_levels_of_traffic_policemen_in_Bursa_Turkey_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1438-4639(04)70165-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -