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Quantification of Iron in Hair Samples of workers of Textile Industry near Sheikhupura, Faisalabad Road Pakistan

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Lahore College for Women University, Department of Environmental Science, Lahore, PAKISTAN

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 3, Issue (2), Pages 27-31, February,22 (2014)

Abstract

The current study was conducted to quantify iron content in scalp hair samples of workers of textile industry near Sheikhupura, Faisalabad Road Pakistan in 2013. This study aimed to assess nutritional deficiencies of iron. The hair samples were collected from 50 respondents working in textile industry age ranged 16-61 years. Prior to analysis, samples were washed with organic detergent and then hair samples were digested afterward in acid mixture. The concentration of iron was assessed by atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS). The results revealed that concentration of iron in hair was 1.03±1.29ppm. There was a significant low levels of iron in hair when compared with the permissible limit P0.05. Pearson’s correlation of iron concentration with age (.16 &

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