CHARACTERIZATION OF LEAD IN THE COPY CENTERS OF TEHRAN

  • Maryam Sarkhosh Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran AND Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Ramin Nabizadeh Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran AND Center for Air Pollution Research (CAPR), Institute for Environmental Research (IER), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Seyed Mohsen Mohseni Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Zahra Atafar Research Center for Environmental Determinants of Health (RCEDH), Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran AND Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Shahrokh Nazmara Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran AND Center for Air Pollution Research (CAPR), Institute for Environmental Research (IER), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Leila Shiri Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Particulate matter, heavy metal, printing devices, the air of Tehran

Abstract

Introduction: Heavy metals have been an effect on biochemical mechanisms, especially because they can be bio accumulated. The aim of this study was, survey of lead in the five copy centers of Tehran.Materials and methods: Five copy centers were chosen as the object of characterization of lead. All samples were taken during working hours, Non- working hours and ambient air. Concentrations of Pb were determined by inductively coupled plasma (ICP). Samples have been analyzed statistically using Excel.Results: During Working hours, fine particulate matters and lead will be increased. Lead concentration in working hours was 10 to 20 times greater than ambient air.Conclusions: The concentration of lead depended on the number of printing devices and ventilation rate.

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Published
2018-02-19
How to Cite
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Sarkhosh M, Nabizadeh R, Mohseni SM, Atafar Z, Nazmara S, Shiri L. CHARACTERIZATION OF LEAD IN THE COPY CENTERS OF TEHRAN. japh. 2(3):153 -158.
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