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Exposure assessment of particulate matter and blood chromium levels in people living near a cement plant

Authors
Hwang, SH | Park, JB  | Lee, KJ
Citation
Environmental geochemistry and health, 40(4). : 1237-1246, 2018
Journal Title
Environmental geochemistry and health
ISSN
0269-40421573-2983
Abstract
This study evaluates the effect of air pollution caused by cement plants on nearby residential areas and performs an exposure assessment of particulate matter (PM) and total Cr, Cr(6+), Pb, and Al. Further, the blood Cr levels of residents exposed to PM released by cement plants are also assessed. Nine buildings (eight residential and one elementary school building) close to cement plants were selected for this study, which were located in Pyeongtaek port, in west of Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. A total of 51 suspended particulate samples were collected at a flow rate of 2.0 L/min. Total Cr was more widely detected in residents' houses and elementary schools. PM levels were higher at distances of 4.1 and 4.8 km than those at closer distances of 2.7 km. This was due to the influence of wind direction. The estimated mean blood level of Cr for the study participants was 3.80 mug/L, which is higher than levels estimated by other studies on Cr blood levels. Therefore, cement plants could cause an increase in total Cr and blood Cr levels in residential areas, and more continuous monitoring is necessary to better understand their impacts.
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DOI
10.1007/s10653-017-0039-y
PMID
29164359
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Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Occupational & Environmental Medicine
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