DNA damage in blood cells from children exposed to arsenic and lead in a mining area.

@article{Yez2003DNADI,
  title={DNA damage in blood cells from children exposed to arsenic and lead in a mining area.},
  author={Leticia Y{\'a}{\~n}ez and Edelmira Garc{\'i}a-Nieto and Emilio Rojas and Leticia Carrizales and Jes{\'u}s Mej{\'i}a and Jaqueline Calder{\'o}n and Israel Razo and Fernando Mart{\'i}nez D{\'i}az-Barriga},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2003},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={231-40}
}
In this work, we studied the frequency of DNA damage in children living in Villa de la Paz, Mexico, a mining site contaminated with arsenic and lead. DNA damage in blood cells was assessed using the Comet assay, and the results were compared to those found in children living in a less exposed town (Matehuala). In Villa de la Paz, high concentrations of arsenic and lead in surface soil and household dust were found. All of the soil samples had concentrations above 100 mg/kg of arsenic, and 58… CONTINUE READING

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