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Title: Petrol lead in a small island environment
Authors: Sammut, Michael
Savona-Ventura, Charles
Keywords: Lead poisoning in children -- Malta
Automobiles -- Motors -- Exhaust gas -- Toxicology -- Malta
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine
Citation: Sammut, M. & Savona-Ventura, C. (1996). Petrol lead in a small island environment. International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine, 9(1), 33-40
Abstract: The Maltese population has been repeatedly shown to have high mean blood lead levels irrespective of age. This study confirms that these higher levels also occur in Maltese children. A definite correlation is shown between high blood lead levels and the environment of the subjects studied, being statistically higher in individuals living on the urbanized larger island. A statistical correlation has been shown between hand-wipe specimens taken from children playing in a playground and the traffic density of the area. A similar statistical correlation between playground, street and household dust to traffic density has also been identified.
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