Health Risks from Exposure to Metals in Household Dusts

  title={Health Risks from Exposure to Metals in Household Dusts},
  author={R. Lemus and A. Abdelghani and T. Akers and W. Horner},
  journal={Reviews on Environmental Health},
  pages={179 - 190}
The levels of arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), and nickel (Ni) were determined in a total of 315 indoor and outdoor dust samples collected from 53 households in Louisiana. Inductively coupled plasma analysis revealed that in many samples, the metal content exceeded the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Risk-Based Concentration (RBC) guidelines. For example, the number of dust samples above the EPA-RBC included 64 for… Expand
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