Exposición a plomo y mercurio en poblaciones de la ribera del río Bogotá: estudio multi-método

Translated title of the contribution: Lead and mercury exposure in populations on the banks of the bogotá river: A multi-method study

Sonia M. Díaz, Marcela Varona, Clara I. Sánchez-Infante, Alvaro Javier Idrovo

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Abstract

Objectives This study sought to understand the health problems associated with the presence of lead and mercury in the water of the Bogotá River. Materials and Methods A mixed methods study was conducted using interviews, surveys and measurements of zinc protoporphyrin (ZPP) and mercury in blood from 172 individuals. Variables associated with the highest concentrations were identified, as well as the attributes of the cases with increased exposure by means of a qualitative comparative analysis. Results Interviews reported that river pollution is associated with diseases, although direct exposure to water is rare. River water is widely used for irrigation of crops that are sold in other municipalities
Translated title of the contributionLead and mercury exposure in populations on the banks of the bogotá river: A multi-method study
Original languageSpanish (Colombia)
Article number1
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalRevista de salud pública (Bogotá, Colombia)
Volume21
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2019

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