KARYA ILMIAH

Pengarang
Yayu Indriati Arifin
Subjek
- Sains
Abstrak
Abstract:We report the mercury concentration in the scalp hair of inhabitants living around artisanal and small-scale gold mines (ASGMs) in the western part of Gorontalo Province. Working conditions in some ASGMs in the western part of Gorontalo are not healthy and may cause several infectious diseases.Female workers in ASGMscreate more health problems for mothers and children. Small children are vulnerable to infectious diseases. Scalp hairwas collected from 77 donors from Marisa, Tilamuta, Boliyohuto and Gorontalo cityand kept for further analysis. The mercury contentof the hair was determined using Particle-Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE). In general, the inhabitants and ASGM workers are already at an alert level. The mercury level in the hair of inhabitants and ASGM workers in three regions (Pohuwato, Boalemo and Gorontalo) is higher than that of the control group (Gorontalo State University (UNG) teachers and students). Keywords:Mercury; ASGM; PIXE
Penerbit
ITB
Kontributor
-
Terbit
2014
Tipe Material
PROSIDING
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