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HAIR LEAD BIO-MONITORING AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE PROVINCE OF CAVITE, PHILIPPINES

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Author(s): Janet P. Macawile | Glenn L. Sia Su

Journal: American Journal of Environmental Sciences
ISSN 1553-345X

Volume: 8;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 642;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Lead | Hair Bio-Monitoring | Public Health

ABSTRACT
Airborne lead is one of the pressing environmental problems that cause neuropsychological impairments to people who are exposed to it. In assessing people’s exposure to airborne lead, bio-monitoring techniques has been used as an indicator of chemical exposure. This study aims to determine the hair lead concentrations among school children in the province of Cavite and compare the hair lead concentrations of the school children living and studying in the urban and rural areas of the province of Cavite, Philippines. Consenting public and private school children of the municipalities of Bacoor and Alfonso were involved in the study. Hair strands were obtained from each student and analyzed for lead concentrations. Results of hair lead concentrations were compared for significant differences between the public and private schools in both areas using the t test under the significance level of p
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