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dc.contributor.authorWang, Xiaofeng
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Greg
dc.contributor.authorDing, Gangqiang
dc.contributor.authorLou, Xiaoming
dc.contributor.authorCai, Delei
dc.contributor.authorChen, Zhijian
dc.contributor.authorMeng, Jia
dc.contributor.authorTang, Jun
dc.contributor.authorChu, Cordia
dc.contributor.authorMo, Zhe
dc.contributor.authorHan, Jianlong
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:16:09Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:16:09Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-06-03T04:58:24Z
dc.identifier.issn0048-9697
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.04.002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47765
dc.description.abstractTinfoil manufacturing and electronic waste (e-waste) recycling remain rudimentary processes in Zhejing Province, China, which could account for elevated blood lead levels (BLLs) and health impacts on children. We assessed the potential health risks of lead in tinfoil manufacturing and e-waste recycling areas. 329 children in total aged 11-12 who lived in a tinfoil manufacturing area (Lanxi), an e-waste recycling area (Luqiao) and a reference area (Chun'an) were studied. Lead levels in children's blood were determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS). Blood urea nitrogen (BUN), serum creatinine, serum calcium, d-Aminolaevulinic acid (d-ALA) and intelligence quotient (IQ) were also measured. Geometric mean of BLLs in Lanxi, Luqiao and Chun'an were 8.11 姯dL, 6.97 姯dL, and 2.78 姯dL respectively, with 35.1%, 38.9% and 0% of children who had BLLs above 10 姯dL. The BLLs in exposed areas were much higher than those in the control area. Lanxi children had higher creatinine and calcium than Chun'an children, and Luqiao children had higher d-ALA and lower calcium than Chun'an children. No significant differences of IQ were observed between Lanxi, Luqiao and Chun'an, however a negative relationship between BLLs and IQ was shown for the study children. The results indicated that lead pollution from e-waste recycling and tinfoil processing appears to be a potential serious threat to children's health.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom106
dc.relation.ispartofpageto112
dc.relation.ispartofjournalScience of the Total Environment
dc.relation.ispartofvolume426
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321201
dc.titleHealth risk assessment of lead for children in tinfoil manufacturing and e-waste recycling areas of Zhejiang Province, China
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMiller, Greg J.
gro.griffith.authorChu, Cordia M.
gro.griffith.authorWang, Xiaofeng


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