Keywords : Cement Pollution


Effect of Cement Pollution on some Biochemical Parameters in the Blood Serum of Hamam AL-Alil Cement Factory Workers

Haitham L. Al-Hayali

Rafidain Journal of Science, 2009, Volume 20, Issue 3, Pages 19-28
DOI: 10.33899/rjs.2009.40131

Long time exposure to cement industry pollution leads to several health problems. This study was designed to investigate the effects on 55 workers which were divided into groups according to the departments of Hamam AL-Alil Cement Factory-Iraq. The biochemical parameters included in the study are: calcium, zinc, lactate dehydrogenase, alkaline phosphatase, acid phosphatase, glutathione and malonaldehyde.
The results showed that there was a significant increase in calcium, lactate dehydrogenase, alkaline phosphatase, acid phosphatase and malonaldehyde in workers serum which increased with increasing exposure time. The results also showed a significant decrease in glutathione and zinc in workers serum which increased with increasing exposure time in all factory department.