Original Research Article

Year: 2015 | Month: 09 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 9 | Pages: 555-561

Tracing Out Correlation between Blood Lead and Haematological Parameters in Villagers around a Lead Mine Area

Ashok Ku. Khatua1, Prafulla Ch. Rout2, Bijaya N. Naik3

1Dept. of Zoology, MP Mahavidyalaya, Erkana, Cuttack, Odisha, India 754206
2Dept. of Zoology, S.B.Women’s College, Cuttack, Odisha, India 753001.
3Group Head Biotechnology & Biomedical Engineering Group, R&D Centre, Sophitorium Engineering College, Khurda, Odisha, INDIA.

Corresponding Author: Prafulla Ch. Rout

ABSTRACT

Lead concentration in different people of different age groups and sexes were analyzed by AAS around five different villages in a derelict Lead mine area in Sundargarh district of Odisha state. Different blood parameters studied included total RBC and total WBC counts, gm % of haemoglobin, haematocrit, mean. Differential counts of WBCs were also done for the respective groups. A correlation coefficient (‘r’) between lead content of blood and Mean values of these parameters was worked out. The r - values are found to be highly significant.

Key Words- AAS, RBC, Haematocrit, WBC, MCH, PbB.

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