Indigenous vs. Factory-Made Activated Carbon Fabric Masks to Reduce Lead Absorption-A Pilot Study

Kuruvilla, Ajee and Pillay, V.V and Adhikari, Prabha and *, Venkatesh T and *, M Chakrapani and *, Rajeev A and Bastia, Binay Kumar (2013) Indigenous vs. Factory-Made Activated Carbon Fabric Masks to Reduce Lead Absorption-A Pilot Study. Open Access Scientific Reports, 2 (1).

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Abstract

An attempt was made to determine the usefulness of Activated Carbon Fabric (ACF) masks to reduce lead absorption. Indigenous and factory made ACF masks were given to factory workers. The blood levels 6 months before giving the mask, on the day of giving the masks and one month after using the mask, were determined. The usefulness of indigenous versus factory made ACF mask was thus obtained. This was a pilot study and apparently both the indigenous and the factory made mask seemed useful in reducing the blood lead level.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Activated carbon fabric; Blood lead level; Battery workers
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2013 05:36
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 05:36
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79294

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