Talking to The Hitavada on the issue,Dr Patel added that a research was conducted in the city from 1995 to1998 on the Lead poisoning amongst children. The result of theresearch was published in 2001 in International Journal ofOccupational and Environmental Health.
In the journal it was mentioned thatLead concentration amongst children was found more than normal level,which was affecting their health. Authors of the research were DrArchana Patel; Williams, Sankey V.; Frumkin, Howard; Kondawar, V. K.;Glick, Henry; Ganju, Avtar K, she added. The study was conductedamongst 297 children aged 6 months to 6 years.
After study it was clear that theprevalence of elevated Lead was 67 per cent. Another major source ofLead is paints. Members have appealed citizens to choose Lead freepaints this Diwali and stay away from the ill effects of paints.
Lead causes harmful health effects suchas low IQ, headaches, crankiness, stomach ache, constipation andweakness. To prevent lead poisoning amongst children handwash manytimes in a day is mandatory. Keep children away from Lead materials.Parents also should choose Lead free materials.