Heavy Metals Exposure on Urbanized and Industrial polluted territories and Effects on Functional State of Systems of different cohorts of population in Crimean region of Ukraine
1 Department of Ecological Risks, Physiology and Medicine, Crimea State Medical University named after S.I.Georgievsky, Simferopol, Ukraine, Simferopol, 95006, UKRAINE
2 Department of theory and methods of physical culture, National Taurida University, UKRAINE
3 Central Regional Clinical Hospital, Simferopol ; UKRAINE
4 Republic committee of Environment Protection of Autonomic Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, UKRAINE
5 Institute of Occupational medicine, Kiev, Ukraine
On urbanized and industrial territories in Crimean region of Ukraine with exceedances of critical loads for heavy metals (HM) different cohorts of population were examined. Content of toxic HM (Hg, Pb, Cd, Ni) in hair of healthy children and adult mainly did not exceeded, but level of essential HM (Fe, Zn, Cu, Mn) frequently was decreased. The differences of HM content in some special cohorts (mental retardation, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, sportsman) was revealed. Content of HM in 375 samples of venous and umbilical cord blood, placenta, breast milk of puerperants and their new-born children strongly varied. Correlation analysis by Spearman and multiple regression analysis shown not so close but statistically significant relationships between levels of HM and functional state of central and autonomic nervous, immune and cardio-vascular systems, their different sensitivity to different HM in distinct cohorts of population.
Key words: Heavy metals / exceedances of critical loads / immune / central and autonomic nervous / hemodynamic systems
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