Average atmospheric concentrations of lead were found to be 1.8,0.86,0.56 and 0.44 mug m-3 in industrial, commercial, park/beach and residential areas of Durban.
Exposure to these elevated levels would represent a health hazard to many children in the city.
Lower lead concentrations were found in a local township (0.26 mug m-3) and rural (0.03 mug m-3) areas of Natal Province.
The study provided background data that can be used to follow the trajectory of change in atmospheric lead levels now that lead-free gasoline has been introduced into the country.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution air, Exposition, Enfant, Homme, Teneur air ambiant, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Plomb
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Air pollution, Exposure, Child, Human, Ambient air concentration, South Africa, Africa, Lead
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0471753
Code Inist : 001D16C06. Création : 10/04/1997.