Modern Bedouin exposures to copper contamination: an imperial legacy?
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety|
|Early online date||06 Mar 2003|
|Publication status||Published - 01 May 2003|
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The exposure of a modern Bedouin population living in the deserts and mountains of southwestern Jordan, to metal contamination was assessed via the analysis of sediments, plants, livestock, and foodstuffs. Exposure to copper is demonstrated to be a potential hazard. The Bedouin are shown to be vulnerable to contamination via several pathways, the most serious of which are familiar in the industrialized environments of the developed world.
- Bedouin, copper, exposure, accumulation, health
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