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Estimation of blood lead level and its effect on hormonal responses of exposed men

Ayat Najem Dohi, Hind Suhail Abdulhay

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.14(2), 78-84, February 2019


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The use of leaded gasoline play a major role in the air pollution in Iraq and most Asian countries that did not band the addition of lead to gasoline, also the increased use of private electricity generators contribute to the lead air pollution. In this study the blood lead level (BLL) of traffic policemen, national guards, electricity generator workers, and a control group for compression was measured. The results showed that the highest BLL mean was in the traffic policemen (26.077µg/dl) and the lowest mean was in the control (15.846µg/dl). Also, the reproductive hormones: testosterone, luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone of the exposed and control men were tested. The testosterone (T) concentration level was significantly decrease with the increase of blood lead level for the exposed and control groups and the results was 1.849, 3.367, 2.640 and 7.070µg/ml, respectively for the traffic police men, national guards, electricity generator workers, and control groups. While, the concentration level of both luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) were increased with the increase of blood lead level. The concentration for LH were 6.906, 5.32, 5.513and 4.237mlU/ml, respectively for the mentioned groups above. And the concentration of FSH were 9.329, 9.932, 7.486 and 5.280mlU/ml, respectively for the mentioned groups.


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