Background and objective: Mercury is widely used in the small scale gold mining (artisanal) in Banten Province of Indonesia. The process in the working site potentially may lead to environmental health problem in the Community surround. The presence of increased SGPT enzyme can be used as potential for mercury which triggered induced hepatotoxic in the community surround the artisanal. The activities of SGPT in serum enzyme could serve as markers for evaluating the functional status of the liver. This research aimed to assess relationship of mercury in the blood against the levels of SGPT in the community. Materials and Method: The design of the studies that used is a cross sectional. Research conducted in May 2017. By using the criteria of inclusion and exclusion, gained 68 respondents included in the sample of this research.The Data were analyzed by using statistical tests Logistic Regression. Results: Research results can be explained that 77.9% of respondents have blood mercury levels more than 10 µg/l, increased SGPT levels experienced by 25% of respondents. Respondents with blood levels of mercury more than 10 µ g/l have a risk of getting the levels of SGPT 4.5 times greater compared to respondents with blood mercury levels less than 10 µ g/l after the controlled variables age and length of stay Conclusion: Most of the respondents have a levels of Mercury in the blood above to the normal value which mean have a risks due to the Hg pollutant.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2018|
- And serum enzyme
- Artisanal gold mining
- Hg blood level