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Effect of Heavy Metals caused by E-waste Activities on Soil Samples, PM2.5, Human Fingernails, and Scalp Hair in Moradabad City, India


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1 Pollution Ecology Research Lab, Department of Botany, Hindu College, Moradabad – 244001, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH), Ahmedabad – 380016, Gujarat, India
 

E-waste is a popular name for electronic products nearing the end of their favorable life. Which ensuing in increased dangers of digital waste normally acknowledged as e-waste. Present study was aimed to find out the soil quality, air pollution and its relation to human health risk. Therefore, two study sites (SI and SII) were choised on the basis of various activities. PM2.5 air samples had been gathered with the help of RDS after which were analyzed to heavy metals through ICP-MS. Objectives of the study, was to generate baseline data at the quantity of heavy metal cognizance in soil from two test sites. In rise, we measured the heavy metallic concentrations in scalp hair and fingernails to discover if there exists any relation among organic publicity and environmental. Hypertension, Hypoxemia and Asthma had been additionally decided for the evaluation of fitness parameters among the take a look at population. For this purpose, investigation also involved the collection of fingernails and scalp hair for heavy metal analysis (ICP-MS) from human subjects of two study sites. Results indicated that, except SI, SII had significant level of PM2.5 and its heavy metal content. All soil indices which were employed to determine the level of pollution, indicates extreme level of metals at all the study sites. Therefore, local residents as well as workers, who were engaged in e-waste burning and industrial activities also had various levels of toxic metal concentrations in their scalp hair and fingernails. We concluded that the high levels of air pollution, containing toxic metal pollutants such as Pb, Zn, Cu and Ni released from e-waste burning activities, resulted in significant health risks for the exposed human population.It is recommended that environment of Moradabad City should be closely monitored by government agencies on routine basis. It was concluded that the toxic metal contamination imposed a negative influence on the environment, soil and human health.


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Heavy Metals, E-waste Activity, PM2.5, Soil, Human Fingernails, Human Scalp Hair and Human Health.
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Authors

Anju Chauhan
Pollution Ecology Research Lab, Department of Botany, Hindu College, Moradabad – 244001, Uttar Pradesh, India
Ranjana Choudhari
National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH), Ahmedabad – 380016, Gujarat, India
Atul Kumar
Pollution Ecology Research Lab, Department of Botany, Hindu College, Moradabad – 244001, Uttar Pradesh, India
Bhopal Singh
Pollution Ecology Research Lab, Department of Botany, Hindu College, Moradabad – 244001, Uttar Pradesh, India
Anamika Tripathi
Pollution Ecology Research Lab, Department of Botany, Hindu College, Moradabad – 244001, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract


E-waste is a popular name for electronic products nearing the end of their favorable life. Which ensuing in increased dangers of digital waste normally acknowledged as e-waste. Present study was aimed to find out the soil quality, air pollution and its relation to human health risk. Therefore, two study sites (SI and SII) were choised on the basis of various activities. PM2.5 air samples had been gathered with the help of RDS after which were analyzed to heavy metals through ICP-MS. Objectives of the study, was to generate baseline data at the quantity of heavy metal cognizance in soil from two test sites. In rise, we measured the heavy metallic concentrations in scalp hair and fingernails to discover if there exists any relation among organic publicity and environmental. Hypertension, Hypoxemia and Asthma had been additionally decided for the evaluation of fitness parameters among the take a look at population. For this purpose, investigation also involved the collection of fingernails and scalp hair for heavy metal analysis (ICP-MS) from human subjects of two study sites. Results indicated that, except SI, SII had significant level of PM2.5 and its heavy metal content. All soil indices which were employed to determine the level of pollution, indicates extreme level of metals at all the study sites. Therefore, local residents as well as workers, who were engaged in e-waste burning and industrial activities also had various levels of toxic metal concentrations in their scalp hair and fingernails. We concluded that the high levels of air pollution, containing toxic metal pollutants such as Pb, Zn, Cu and Ni released from e-waste burning activities, resulted in significant health risks for the exposed human population.It is recommended that environment of Moradabad City should be closely monitored by government agencies on routine basis. It was concluded that the toxic metal contamination imposed a negative influence on the environment, soil and human health.


Keywords


Heavy Metals, E-waste Activity, PM2.5, Soil, Human Fingernails, Human Scalp Hair and Human Health.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/jeoh%2F2021%2F24813