Assessment of human health risks from heavy metals in outdoor dust samples in a coal mining area.

  title={Assessment of human health risks from heavy metals in outdoor dust samples in a coal mining area.},
  author={Tofan Kumar Rout and Reginald Ebhin Masto and Lal C Ram and Joshy George and Pratap Kumar Padhy},
  journal={Environmental geochemistry and health},
  volume={35 3},
Jharia (India) a coal mining town has been affected by the consequences of mining and associated activities. Samples of outdoor fallen dust were collected at different locations of Jharia covering four different zones: commercial, petrol pump, high traffic, and residential areas. The dust samples were analysed for different trace elements (As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb, Se, and Zn). The highest concentration of the elements in the dust samples are Mn (658 mg/kg), Zn (163.6 mg/kg), Cr (75.4 mg… CONTINUE READING


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