The influence of the concentration of heeavy metals in the blood of miners-blood donors in the municipality of Probistip

Kamcev, Nikola and Kamceva, Gordana and Velickova, Nevenka (2009) The influence of the concentration of heeavy metals in the blood of miners-blood donors in the municipality of Probistip. Vox Sanguinis, 96 (1). ISSN 1423-0410

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Aims: To establish the concentration of heavy metals (lead, zink and cadmium) in the serum of miners-blood donors working in Probistip, in the lead and zink mine, as a potential health risk. Methods: The concentration of heavy metals in blood(lead, zink and cadmium)has been monitored at 70 blood donors who work in the lead and zink mine in Probistip. As a first control group has been chosen a group of 70 blood donors who live in Probistip, and dont have direct exposition to the lead and zink mine. As a second controled group has been chosen a group of 70 blood donors from municipality of Stip, where there are no mines of lead and zink, and the soil, the water and foiod, are with the permitted concentration of heavy metals (lead, zink and cadmium) according to the Institute for health protection of the R. of Macedonia.During the biochemical research, a human serum was used, and the analysis was performed with ICP-AES (Varin, Libery 110). Results: The results that were obtained, implicate to increased concentrations of zink and lead in the serum of blood donors - miners working in the lead and zink mine in Probistip, which correspond to their long-term professional exposition, but also increased concentrations of zink and lead in the serum of the first control group. The levels for lead and zink, obtained from the blood donors from Stip, are lower compared to the above mentioned two groups. The results obtained from cadmium, showed no statistical significancy. Conclusion:The higher levels of lead and zink at the target group and the first control group, point to the need of measurements of lowering the level of free dust that rises from the crushing of the minerals.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Basic medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Nevenka Velickova
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2012 10:14
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2012 10:14
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/1504

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