Exposure of school children to Pb and Zn in an industrialized city of Turkey

Gaga E., Tuncel P., Tuncel S.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, cilt.11, sa.5, ss.249-253, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.249-253


Blood lead and serum zinc concentrations of school children were determined in Bursa and in a small village nearby. The geometric means of Pb were 4.78 mug/dL, both for the village and city center. Geometric means of zinc were 78.8 mug/dL, and 71.6 mug/dL for the village and city center, respectively. About 8% of the total population had blood lead levels higher than 10 mug/dL, and 28% a serum zinc concentration less than 70 mug/dL, which is below reference concentration. Bivariate analysis indicated a relation between blood Pb, sex of the children and time spent outdoors.