Environmental impact of vehicular traffic in Nigeria : health aspects.
Highway pollution. International symposium. Madrid ESP, 1992/05/18.
Blood lead levels were analysed and pulmonary function tests were performed on Nigerian traffic wardens, comprising sixty from Lagos (ages 24-52 years ; 27±6), thirteen from the sparsely populated university town of Ile-Ife (ages 22-40 yers ; 27±8) and a control group of twenty-four subjects (age 19-55 years ; 31±8).
Perkin-Elmer Zeeman 3030/HGA 600 AAS was used for blood analysis.
The mean lead level in Lagos wardens was 18.1±6.4 mug/dl, which was significantly higher than the level of 10.2±2.7 mug/dl in Ife wardens and 12.9±7.0 mug/dl obtained in the controls (P<0.001).
However, there was no significant difference between the levels of blood lead in Ife traffic wardens and normal controls.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trafic routier, Automobile, Polluant, Air, Gaz échappement, Nigéria, Afrique, Taux, Sang, Plomb, Métal lourd, Homme, Fonction respiratoire, Toxicité, Trouble dû au bruit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Road traffic, Motor car, Pollutant, Air, Exhaust gas, Nigeria, Africa, Rate, Blood, Lead, Heavy metal, Human, Lung function, Toxicity, Acoustic trauma
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