Arsenic speciation in the urine and hair of individuals exposed to airborne arsenic through coal-burning in Guizhou, PR China

Shraim, Amjad, Cui, Xing, Li, Song, Ng, Jack C., Wang, Jianping Wang, Jin, Yinlong, Liu, Yingchun, Guo, Lei, Li, Dasheng, Wang, Shuquan, Zhang, Ruizhi and Hirano, Seishiro (2003) Arsenic speciation in the urine and hair of individuals exposed to airborne arsenic through coal-burning in Guizhou, PR China. Toxicology Letters, 137 1-2: 35-48. doi:10.1016/S0378-4274(02)00379-X


Author Shraim, Amjad
Cui, Xing
Li, Song
Ng, Jack C.
Wang, Jianping Wang
Jin, Yinlong
Liu, Yingchun
Guo, Lei
Li, Dasheng
Wang, Shuquan
Zhang, Ruizhi
Hirano, Seishiro
Title Arsenic speciation in the urine and hair of individuals exposed to airborne arsenic through coal-burning in Guizhou, PR China
Journal name Toxicology Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0378-4274
Publication date 2003-01-31
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0378-4274(02)00379-X
Volume 137
Issue 1-2
Start page 35
End page 48
Total pages 14
Place of publication Clare, Ireland
Publisher Elsevier Sci Ireland ltdE
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject C1
321299 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
730210 Environmental health
Abstract The extent of exposure of residents of Changqing (Guizhou, PR China) to arsenic through coal-burning was investigated. Despite the low coal-arsenic content (56.3 +/- 42.5 mg As kg(-1)) when compared with coals collected at different location and times from the same province, more than 30% of the study subjects have shown symptoms of arsenicosis. Coal, urine, hair, and water samples were collected in mid-September 2001 and analysed for arsenic. The average urinary and hair-arsenic concentrations in the exposed subjects were 71.4 +/- 37.1 mug As g(-1) creatinine (control 41.6 +/- 12.1) and 7.99 +/- 8.16 mg kg(-1), respectively. A positive correlation between the hair and urinary-arsenic concentration (R-2 = 0.601) was found. There was no significant difference between females and males for both urinary and hair-arsenic concentrations. Females were found to have a higher dimethylarsinic acid but lower percentages of inorganic arsenic and monomethylarsonic acid in their urine than males. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Toxicology
Arsenic
Arsenic Speciation
Coal
Urine
Hair
Guizhou
Pr China
Metabolites
Residents
Taiwan
Health
Q-Index Code C1

 
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