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Heavy metal pollution in Nanchang City and its health implication on traffic policemen.
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2019 Jun; 26(18):17885-17890.ES

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the health effect of heavy metal pollution in air pollutants on traffic policemen. This study will facilitate the scientific evaluation of health status of traffic policemen. PM10 samples were collected from industrial area, congested traffic area and residential area respectively in Nanchang City, and the concentrations of heavy metals were analyzed. The traffic policemen were examined through chest X-rays. The total of 637 urine samples and 142 blood samples have been collected, and the concentrations of Pb in samples were detected. Vehicle flux data of Nanchang City were collected from the Department of Transport's Traffic Management. Statistic analyses were carried out by statistics software of Excel 2003 and SPSS20.0, and the health effect of heavy metal pollution of PM10 on the traffic policemen was evaluated. The discharge of pollutants from enterprises is an important reason for the high content of heavy metals in urban air pollution. With the rapid growth of urban traffic flow, Bayi Bridge becomes an important transportation hinge in Nanchang City, and the bidirectional traffic flow rate through the bridge at peak hours reached 99 vehicles per minute. The latent hazard of occupational harm on the traffic policemen caused by automobile exhaust is increasing. The concentration of Pb in the urine and blood samples from traffic policemen working in Nanchang City was 268.310 ± 177.031 and 22.873 ± 21.137 μg/L, respectively. Both results (2.04% of Pb in urine and 18.31% of Pb in blood) exceeded the highest limit of observed occupationally outdoor workers. This study provides an initial contribution for the assessment of city air pollution, esp. the health effect of heavy metal (Pb) pollution on traffic policemen.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Key Laboratory of Poyang Lake Environmental and Resource Utilization, Ministry of Education, School of Resources Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Nanchang University, 330047, Nanchang, People's Republic of China.Jiangxi Province Key Laboratory of the Causes and Control of Atmospheric Pollution, State Key Laboratory for Nuclear Resources and Environment, School of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, East China University of Technology, 330013, Nanchang, People's Republic of China. liangyue@ecit.cn.Department of Clinical Laboratory, Jiangxi Province People's Hospital, Nanchang, 330006, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28956264

Citation

Liu, Xiaozhen, et al. "Heavy Metal Pollution in Nanchang City and Its Health Implication On Traffic Policemen." Environmental Science and Pollution Research International, vol. 26, no. 18, 2019, pp. 17885-17890.
Liu X, Liang Y, Guo J. Heavy metal pollution in Nanchang City and its health implication on traffic policemen. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2019;26(18):17885-17890.
Liu, X., Liang, Y., & Guo, J. (2019). Heavy metal pollution in Nanchang City and its health implication on traffic policemen. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International, 26(18), 17885-17890. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-0289-3
Liu X, Liang Y, Guo J. Heavy Metal Pollution in Nanchang City and Its Health Implication On Traffic Policemen. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2019;26(18):17885-17890. PubMed PMID: 28956264.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Heavy metal pollution in Nanchang City and its health implication on traffic policemen. AU - Liu,Xiaozhen, AU - Liang,Yue, AU - Guo,Jiangmei, Y1 - 2017/09/27/ PY - 2017/06/07/received PY - 2017/09/20/accepted PY - 2017/9/29/pubmed PY - 2019/8/14/medline PY - 2017/9/29/entrez KW - Air pollution KW - Automobile exhaust KW - Health effects KW - Heavy metals KW - Inhalable particles (PM10) KW - Traffic policemen SP - 17885 EP - 17890 JF - Environmental science and pollution research international JO - Environ Sci Pollut Res Int VL - 26 IS - 18 N2 - The purpose of this study is to evaluate the health effect of heavy metal pollution in air pollutants on traffic policemen. This study will facilitate the scientific evaluation of health status of traffic policemen. PM10 samples were collected from industrial area, congested traffic area and residential area respectively in Nanchang City, and the concentrations of heavy metals were analyzed. The traffic policemen were examined through chest X-rays. The total of 637 urine samples and 142 blood samples have been collected, and the concentrations of Pb in samples were detected. Vehicle flux data of Nanchang City were collected from the Department of Transport's Traffic Management. Statistic analyses were carried out by statistics software of Excel 2003 and SPSS20.0, and the health effect of heavy metal pollution of PM10 on the traffic policemen was evaluated. The discharge of pollutants from enterprises is an important reason for the high content of heavy metals in urban air pollution. With the rapid growth of urban traffic flow, Bayi Bridge becomes an important transportation hinge in Nanchang City, and the bidirectional traffic flow rate through the bridge at peak hours reached 99 vehicles per minute. The latent hazard of occupational harm on the traffic policemen caused by automobile exhaust is increasing. The concentration of Pb in the urine and blood samples from traffic policemen working in Nanchang City was 268.310 ± 177.031 and 22.873 ± 21.137 μg/L, respectively. Both results (2.04% of Pb in urine and 18.31% of Pb in blood) exceeded the highest limit of observed occupationally outdoor workers. This study provides an initial contribution for the assessment of city air pollution, esp. the health effect of heavy metal (Pb) pollution on traffic policemen. SN - 1614-7499 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28956264/Heavy_metal_pollution_in_Nanchang_City_and_its_health_implication_on_traffic_policemen_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-0289-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -