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Monitoring Study on Exposure Levels of Environmental Pollutants in Residents of a Non-Industrial Area, Korea
비산단지역 환경오염 수준 및 주민의 생체지표 모니터링
- Received : 2012.10.15
- Published : 2012.12.31
Objectives: The main purpose of this study is to produce background data which can be compared with data on vulnerable areas such as industrial complexes in Ulsan, SihwaBanwol, Gwangyang, Yeosu, Pohang, Cheongju and Daesan in Korea. Methods: This study was performed on 1,007 local residents in Gangneung using personal questionnaires and medical check-up. Environmental pollutants including heavy metals in blood and urine were analyzed and the results are as follows. Results: According to the results of medical check-up, 705 subjects were "Normal (A and B)", 232 subjects were "Disease doubtful (R1)" and 70 subjects were "High blood pressure or Diabetes doubtful (R2)". Regarding geometric mean concentration, blood lead was 1.57
environmental pollutants;exposure levels;non-industrial area
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