Exposure to airborne dust contaminated with pesticide in the Aral Sea region

Sarah L. O'Hara, Giles F.S. Wiggs, Batyr Mamedov, George Davidson, Richard B. Hubbard

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Abstract

The Aral Sea region is one of the world's foremost ecological disaster zones and there is increasing local concern for the health of millions of people living in this region. We have found that dust deposition rates across eastern Turkmenistan are among the highest in the world and that the dust is contaminated with pesticide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-628
Number of pages2
JournalThe Lancet
Volume355
Issue number9204
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)

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