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Lead levels on traffic-less islands

Elwood, Peter Creighton, Blaney, R., Robb, R., Essex-Carter, A. J., Davies, B. E. and Toothill, C. 1985. Lead levels on traffic-less islands. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 39 (3) , pp. 256-258. 10.1136/jech.39.3.256

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Surveys were conducted on three traffic-less islands:Tory and Aran, off the coast of Ireland and Sark,one of the Channel Islands off the coast of France.Identical methods were uses in surveys in three other areas, all of which have heavy gasoline driven traffic. These were Jersey, another of the Channel Islands,Ebbw Vale- a mixed industrial area and Cardiff - the capital city of Wales. Environmental lead levels were very low in two of the traffic-less islands, but on the third, house dust levels were comparable with levels found throughout Wales. Blood lead levels on one of the islands were similar to those which have been reported for unaccultured remote tribes, but on the other two traffic-less islands blood lead levels were comparable with those of areas on the mainland of Wales.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Publisher: BMJ Publishing
ISSN: 0143-005x
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:45

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