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Status, source identification, and health risks of potentially toxic element concentrations in road dust in a medium-sized city in a developing country

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Geochemistry & Health, September 2017
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Title
Status, source identification, and health risks of potentially toxic element concentrations in road dust in a medium-sized city in a developing country
Published in
Environmental Geochemistry & Health, September 2017
DOI 10.1007/s10653-017-0021-8
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Authors

S. M. Praveena, A. Z. Aris

Abstract

This study aims to determine the status of potentially toxic element concentrations of road dust in a medium-sized city (Rawang, Malaysia). This study adopts source identification via enrichment factor, Pearson correlation analysis, and Fourier spectral analysis to identify sources of potentially toxic element concentrations in road dust in Rawang City, Malaysia. Health risk assessment was conducted to determine potential health risks (carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic risks) among adults and children via multiple pathways (i.e., ingestion, dermal contact, and inhalation). Mean of potentially toxic element concentrations were found in the order of Pb > Zn > Cr(IV) > Cu > Ni > Cd > As > Co. Source identification revealed that Cu, Cd, Pb, Zn, Ni, and Cr(IV) are associated with anthropogenic sources in industrial and highly populated areas in northern and southern Rawang, cement factories in southern Rawang, as well as the rapid development and population growth in northwestern Rawang, which have resulted in high traffic congestion. Cobalt, Fe, and As are related to geological background and lithologies in Rawang. Pathway orders for both carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic risks are ingestion, dermal contact, and inhalation, involving adults and children. Non-carcinogenic health risks in adults were attributed to Cr(IV), Pb, and Cd, whereas Cu, Cd, Cr(IV), Pb, and Zn were found to have non-carcinogenic health risks for children. Cd, Cr(IV), Pb, and As may induce carcinogenic risks in adults and children, and the total lifetime cancer risk values exceeded incremental lifetime.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 3 13%
Researcher 2 8%
Lecturer 2 8%
Student > Master 2 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 10 42%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 4 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 8%
Social Sciences 2 8%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 12 50%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 September 2017.
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#7,538,011
of 12,061,875 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Geochemistry & Health
#183
of 286 outputs
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#152,563
of 267,978 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Geochemistry & Health
#3
of 8 outputs
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