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Title: Health of people working/living in the vicinity of an oil-polluted beach near Karachi, Pakistan
Authors: Khurshid, R.
Sheikh, M.A.
Iqbal, S.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: A short-term study was conducted after the oil spillage from the tanker Tasman Spirit to analyse seawater and sand samples taken from Karachi beach for hydrocarbon/organic contents. Blood samples were collected from people who were working or living in the vicinity of the beach. Lymphocyte and eosinophil levels were slightly increased. About 11 people had raised serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase, but this was not significant. Such steps are vital to ensure that there are no long-term hazardous effects of oil on human health
Description: 179-182
Keywords: Water Pollution, Chemical
Liver Function Tests
Environmental Pollution
Hydrocarbons
Follow-Up Studies
Lymphocyte Count
Eosinophils
Subject: Health Status
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117423
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1401/14_1_2008_179_182.pdf
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