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This research plan is case control, in order to studying relations between consumed sea fish and degree of Hg in fisherman’s hair, measuring average degree of Hg in their hair and than compare it with limit value, and also studying healthy disorder sigh that likely appear as a result of Hg poisoning. This research took place at Kenjeran district, Bulak sub district, Surabaya. The number of samples for group who affected by Hg are 70 person and controlled group are 45 person. Respondent’s hair (research subject) was taken and then observed by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS) No Flame.
As result, at the fisherman group who consumed sea fish at average 99.11 g/day, they have degree of Hg in their hair is 256.086 ppb. There are no data of consume sea fish at that time for the controlled group, average degree of Hg in their hair is 0.511 ppb. Healthy disorder sigh (subjective symptoms) which is suspicious as a result of Hg poisoning at this research are kidney, lever disorder, headache, painful, tremor, bleeding gums, and visual disorder.
Conclusion is, statistically there is significantly relations between consumed sea fish and degree of Hg in hair, and average degree of Hg in the effected group’s hair is higher than the controlled group, but it’s not over limit value that recommended by National Research Council (NRC) is 12 ppm, also there is significantly relations between degree of Hg in hair and healthy disorder sigh (subjective symptoms).
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