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The detrimental effects of lead on human and animal health

Overview of attention for article published in Veterinary World, June 2016
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (61st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

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Title
The detrimental effects of lead on human and animal health
Published in
Veterinary World, June 2016
DOI 10.14202/vetworld.2016.660-671
Pubmed ID
Authors

Mohammed Abdulrazzaq Assi, Mohd Noor Mohd Hezmee, Abd Wahid Haron, Mohd Yusof Sabri, Mohd Ali Rajion

Abstract

Lead, a chemical element in the carbon group with symbol Pb (from Latin: Plumbum, meaning "the liquid silver") and has an atomic number 82 in the periodic table. It was the first element that was characterized by its kind of toxicity. In animal systems, lead (Pb) has been incriminated in a wide spectrum of toxic effects and it is considered one of the persistent ubiquitous heavy metals. Being exposed to this metal could lead to the change of testicular functions in human beings as well as in the wildlife. The lead poising is a real threat to the public health, especially in the developing countries. Accordingly, great efforts on the part of the occupational and public health have been taken to curb the dangers of this metal. Hematopoietic, renal, reproductive, and central nervous system are among the parts of the human body and systems that are vulnerable toward the dangers following exposure to high level of Pb. In this review, we discussed the massive harmful impact that leads acetate toxicity has on the animals and the worrying fact that this harmful toxicant can be found quite easily in the environment and abundance. Highlighting its (Pb) effects on various organs in the biological systems, its economic, as well as scientific importance, with the view to educate the public/professionals who work in this area. In this study, we focus on the current studies and research related to lead toxicity in animals and also to a certain extent toward human as well.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Pakistan 1 <1%
Unknown 131 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 31 23%
Student > Master 26 20%
Unspecified 21 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 11%
Researcher 8 6%
Other 32 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 25 19%
Environmental Science 21 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 13%
Chemistry 13 10%
Other 39 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 04 July 2018.
All research outputs
#3,552,497
of 12,363,980 outputs
Outputs from Veterinary World
#14
of 270 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#100,807
of 266,875 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Veterinary World
#2
of 25 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,363,980 research outputs across all sources so far. This one is in the 49th percentile – i.e., 49% of other outputs scored the same or lower than it.
So far Altmetric has tracked 270 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 1.0. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 92% of its peers.
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