Pathways of human exposure to cobalt in Katanga, a mining area of the D.R. Congo.

  title={Pathways of human exposure to cobalt in Katanga, a mining area of the D.R. Congo.},
  author={Karlien Cheyns and C{\'e}lestin Banza Lubaba Nkulu and L{\'e}on Kabamba Ngombe and Jimmy Ngoy Asosa and Vincent Haufroid and Thierry De Putter and Tim Steve Nawrot and C{\'e}lestin Muleka Kimpanga and Oscar Luboya Numbi and Benjamin Kabyla Ilunga and Benoit Nemery and Erik Smolders},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
Human exposure biomonitoring in the African Copperbelt (Katanga, southern D.R. Congo) revealed elevated cobalt (Co) exposure in the general population. This study was designed to identify the Co exposure routes for the non-occupationally exposed population in that area. The concentration of Co was measured in environmental and urine samples collected in urban and rural communities close to metal mining and/or refining plants, villages near a lake receiving effluents from metal refining plants… CONTINUE READING
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