publication . Article . 2015

Biochemical effects of lead exposure and toxicity on battery manufacturing workers of Western Maharashtra (India): with respect to liver and kidney function tests

Mandakini Kshirsagar; Jyotsna Patil; Arun Patil; Ganesh Ghanwat; Ajit Sontakke; R.K. Ayachit;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2015 Journal: Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences (issn: 0974-1143, eissn: 0974-1143, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Al Ameen Medical College
Background: The battery recycling and manufacturing involves the use of metallic lead for making grids, bearing and solder. The process results in release of lead particles and lead oxide causing environmental pollution and severe lead poisoning. Aims and Objectives: To know the present scenario of the blood lead level and its biochemical effects on occupational lead-exposed population, mainly battery manufacturing workers in Western Maharashtra (India) with respect to liver and kidney functions tests. Results: The biochemical parameters such as Blood Lead (PbB) level (p<0.001, 542%), Alanine Transaminase (ALT) (p<0.05, 20.47 %), serum total bilirubin (p<0.01, 4...
free text keywords: Blood Lead, Liver and Kidney Function Tests, Battery Manufacturin, Manufacturing, Therapeutics. Pharmacology, RM1-950, Toxicology. Poisons, RA1190-1270
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