HIGH BLOOD LEAD LEVELS IN THE GENERAL NIGERIAN POPULATION: CAUSES AND IMPLICATIONS.

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Doc #: Title: HIGH BLOOD LEAD LEVELS IN THE GENERAL NIGERIAN POPULATION: CAUSES AND IMPLICATIONS. | Document Link
Organization/Author: J.I ANETOR
Type: Presentation
Year: 2001
Region: Africa
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Observation Needs:
Document Status: Unsubmitted, 2009/09/00"2009/09/00" contains a sequence that could not be interpreted against an available match matrix for date components.
Parameters: Lead - No measurements currently Blood - lead concentration found to be 2-3x higher than normal.


Description of Document: Lead (Pb) is a highly toxic chemical with no known physiological benefits. There are no national surveys of blood lead levels in the general Nigerian population, Isolated studies on assessment of occupational exposure in which unexposed individuals were used as controls have largely been extrapolated to reflect levels in the general population. The data from such studies indicate that levels in the general Nigerian population are at least two to three fold levels found in countries that have either significantly reduced or totally eliminated lead in gasoline.
User - public health analyst

Although a substantive data base exists on lead as a toxic air borne pollutant few measurements have been undertaken in Nigeria owing to paucity of facilities.