The effect of lead exposure through drinking water on symptoms of nervous system disorders in communities around pasir sembung landfill cianjur, indonesia, 2020

Budi Hartono, R. Siti Mardiyanti Pratiwi

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The nervous system is the system most sensitive to lead (Pb) toxicity, although the poisoning process occurs over a long period of time with a small absorption rate. Pb is a heavy metal that has toxic properties that can contaminate food, drinks, air, and water. Pb exposure to the human body can go through various routes, one of which is ingestion. Pb in the environment can come naturally as well as from the results of human activities, one of which is leachate produced from waste that is not managed properly so that the leachate can pollute the environment around the landfill, especially ground water. AIM: This study aims to analyze the effect of intake of Pb exposure through drinking water on the symptoms of nervous system disorders in the community around Pasir Sembung Landfill, Cianjur, Indonesia on 2020. METHODS: This study used a cross-sectional study design. The research sample consisted of 86 people who live in the ring around the landfill. Data collection was carried out by interview using a questionnaire and water sampling at 20 wells. RESULTS: The results showed that there was an influence between the intake of Pb exposure through drinking water on symptoms of nervous system disorders (p = 0.035; OR = 3.150). CONCLUSION: Based on these results, it is necessary to take quick steps and proper management efforts from the Cianjur Regency Government and the Pasir Sembung Landfill and related stakeholders in order to reduce the risk of health problems to the people living around the landfill.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1413-1417
Number of pages5
JournalOpen Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Drinking water
  • Landfill
  • Lead
  • Nervous system

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