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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(1): 1560-1568
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.189


Health Status of Population Living around the Proposed Uranium Mining Area
K. Uma Maheswari and K. Rajeswari*
Department of Foods and Nutrition, Post Graduate and Research Centre, PJTSAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-30, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A study was conducted to screen the health status of population living around the proposed uranium mining area, Lambapur-Peddagattu, Nalgonda district, united Andhra Pradesh, India. The study covered 61 villages around the proposed uranium mining area viz. 12 villages in core zone, 33 villages in buffer zone I and 16 villages in buffer zone II. Around 11538 households covering 44124 population in 53 villages of all 3 zones were studied through interview schedules. Eight health camps were organized to find out incidence of diseases among 2023 population (5%) in three zones. The survey revealed that the population with disabilities was about 1% of total population. About 0.2% (core zone and buffer zone I) and 0.1% (buffer zone II) of population reported cancers. Among the communicable diseases reported, tuberculosis was the major health problem (core zone, 0.7%, buffer zone I, 0.4% and buffer zone II, 0.2%). Skin allergies and tissue masses were the major reported non communicable diseases. About 0.4% of the women from all 3 zones reported abdominal pain among the gynic problems. General weakness and minor ailments are the most prevalent morbidities in the population. No positive results were found with diagnostic tests carried for screening of cancer in candidates with tissue masses (biopsy, carcinoembrio antigen (CEA, CA 125, CA15.3, CA 19.9). The results concealed no statistical difference in the health status of population living in the 3 zones around the proposed uranium mining area.


Keywords: Uranium, Health status, Core zone, Buffer zone
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Uma Maheswari, K. and Rajeswari, K. 2018. Health Status of Population Living around the Proposed Uranium Mining Area.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(1): 1560-1568. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.189