The present study describes lead concentrations in whole incisor teeth (non-carious) of 216 Kuwaiti resident's aged 3-74, collected from industrial and suburban areas of Kuwait.
The mean concentration of lead in all age groups (3-74) showed a significant correlation between both the sexes.
Statistical analysis showed a significant correlation between lead levels of males compared with industrial and suburban areas.
A similar correlation was also noted in the case of females supporting that industrial residents were more exposed to lead levels than those in suburban areas.
A further significant correlation was noted between males and females of industrial and suburban areas which showed that males accumulate more lead concentration than females.
A significant correlation was not observed when each age group was compared with that of the respective sexes representing industrial and suburban areas.
However, a significant correlation was noted when lead levels in each age group was compared with that of the other age groups except in age groups ranging 35-42.
The mean lead levels of 216 teeth were in the range 2.21-2.50 mug/g which is less than the range indicated by other investigators in the recent past.
Mots-clés Pascal : Plomb, Métal lourd, Dent, Epidémiologie, Polluant, Environnement, Taux, Homme, Koweit, Asie, Milieu suburbain, Zone résidentielle, Proximité, Zone industrielle, Enfant, Adulte
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lead, Heavy metal, Tooth, Epidemiology, Pollutant, Environment, Rate, Human, Kuwait, Asia, Suburban environment, Residential zone, Proximity, Industrial area, Child, Adult
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0355545
Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 14/12/1999.