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  • 1 Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Laboratory of Nuclear Analytical Techniques P. O. Box 918 Beijing 100039 P.R. China E-mail
  • 2 General Hospital of Capital Steel and Iron Company Beijing 100039 P.R. China
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Abstract  

The occupational health impact of atmospheric pollution on exposed workers at one iron and steel complex was studied by instrumental neutron activation analysis of workers' hair samples and medical examination. The experimental results indicate that there is a positive correlation between the high inhalation amounts of iron and other trace elements by the exposed workers and the symptom of their high blood pressure and hypoglycemia, which implies that the atmospheric environment polluted by iron and steel industry has an adverse health impact on the exposed workers. The measures to relieve and abate the occupational diseases caused by air-borne particulate matter should be taken