Multimedia exposures to arsenic and lead for children near an inactive mine tailings and smelter site

Miranda M Loh, Anastasia Sugeng, Nathan Lothrop, Walter Klimecki, Melissa Cox, Sarah T. Wilkinson, Zhenqiang Lu, Paloma Beamer

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Abstract

Children living near contaminated mining waste areas may have high exposures to metals from the environment. This study investigates whether exposure to arsenic and lead is higher in children in a community near a legacy mine and smelter site in Arizona compared to children in other parts of the United States and the relationship of that exposure to the site. Arsenic and lead were measured in residential soil, house dust, tap water, urine, and toenail samples from 70 children in 34 households up to 7 miles from the site. Soil and house dust were sieved, digested, and analyzed via ICP-MS. Tap water and urine were analyzed without digestion, while toenails were washed, digested and analyzed. Blood lead was analyzed by an independent, certified laboratory. Spearman correlation coefficients were calculated between each environmental media and urine and toenails for arsenic and lead. Geometric mean arsenic (standard deviation) concentrations for each matrix were: 22.1 (2.59) ppm and 12.4 (2.27) ppm for soil and house dust (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-339
Number of pages9
JournalEnvironmental Research
Volume146
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Biomarkers
  • Exposure assessment
  • Hazardous waste
  • Metals
  • Multimedia

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Biochemistry

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Multimedia exposures to arsenic and lead for children near an inactive mine tailings and smelter site. / Loh, Miranda M; Sugeng, Anastasia; Lothrop, Nathan; Klimecki, Walter; Cox, Melissa; Wilkinson, Sarah T.; Lu, Zhenqiang; Beamer, Paloma.

In: Environmental Research, Vol. 146, 01.04.2016, p. 331-339.

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Loh, Miranda M ; Sugeng, Anastasia ; Lothrop, Nathan ; Klimecki, Walter ; Cox, Melissa ; Wilkinson, Sarah T. ; Lu, Zhenqiang ; Beamer, Paloma. / Multimedia exposures to arsenic and lead for children near an inactive mine tailings and smelter site. In: Environmental Research. 2016 ; Vol. 146. pp. 331-339.
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