Toxic effects of lead on gas station workers


Seyyed Aliakbar Jaafari Mousavi 1 , * , Mehdi Shafiei Sourak 2

1 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Health, Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences

2 Pharmacologist

How to Cite: Jaafari Mousavi S A, Shafiei Sourak M. Toxic effects of lead on gas station workers, Jundishapur J Health Sci. 2009 ; 1(1):e93803.


Jundishapur Journal of Health Sciences: 1 (1); e93803
Published Online: December 22, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 15, 2019
Accepted: December 22, 2009


Mankind efforts for achieving a better life while brings welfare for him, unfortunately brings environmental and harmful effects on health. These harm specially the ones due to increase in automobiles and fossil Fuels, endanger the possibility of the continuation of life for present and future tenerations. Lead is mentioned as one of the outputs of these fuels. Available studies indicate that the lead blood concentration of individuals who are living in regions far from city, in comparison with the blood concentration of individuals before the appearance and development of industry as nowadays has been increased a hundred times. In this paper for illuminating the dangers of saturnism, an inspection of the amount of contamination by lead in the blood of workers of Ahvaz gas stations has been done.

In this survey thirty people of Ahvaz gas stations have been chosen randomly and as control groups. Their blood samples has been prepared by deposit solution which consisted of nitric acid 5% (V/V) and triton X.100 1%(V/V) – and then the concentration of sample has been measured by flameless atomic absorption apparatus and compared with the control group.

The consequences have indicated meaningful differences. In blood factors the amount of hematocrit and hemoglobin has been reduced in comparisons with the testifier Troup, but this reduction is not significant.

The amount of MCVand the number of red globules has not been much changed among the works who where consideration and the control group.



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