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Volume 2, Issue 2      April-June, 2014

DETECTION OF CHROMIUM IN HAIR SAMPLES OF MALE TANNERY WORKERS NEAR GAJJU MATAH
 
Ridha Kamran*, Moneeza Abbas, Samina Sarwar
Lahore College for Women University, Lahore
 
ABSTRACT
Investigate the level of chromium in male tannery workers and their general health status. Chromium level was measured in hair samples of male tannery workers of different age groups. Group-I included workers that belong to age group of 15-30 years, Group-II included workers that range from 31-46 years and Group-III included workers that belong to age group of above 47 years. Chromium concentration in all age group was very high as compared to permissible limit (mean values: 30.76mg/l, 39.77mg/l and 65.0mg/l). A strong positive correlation was also existed between workers and their ages as there is an increasing trend of Cr concentration with age. It can be concluded from the analysis of data that the concentration of chromium in hair samples of male tannery workers was very high and they were suffering from different diseases (blood pressure, skin infection, jaundice, respiratory disorder) due to the exposure to the precarious occupational hazards.
Keywords: Health hazards, chromium, tannery, workers and correlation.
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