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The present study, carried out in the city of Tikrit, aimed at the negative effects of environmental pollution with trace elements emitted by cars, solders and paints on the lives of their workers, as well as the effect of the accumulation of these elements in their bodies and for different periods of exposure. Shops overlooking the street, gas stations and the village of Al Aali were considered the control group, as around 60 blood samples were taken from them. The results showed a discrepancy in the values of the variables studied and their concentrations in these studied groups, and the results were as follows:
Measurement of the concentrations of trace elements in the blood serum of people exposed to the studied groups showed a significant increase in the moral level (p≤0.01) in the concentrations of nickel in the serum of the salsa solder group, followed by the traffic police group, where versus copper which increased significantly in the moral level (p≤0.01 ). For all groups studied except for the parsley welding group, where the copper concentration decreased. As for urea, it increased significantly at the significant level (p≤0.01) in the control group, followed by Street View group, and decreased significantly in the meat sauces group. On the other hand, uric acid showed a significant increase in the group of traffic police officers and a decrease in the group of street-facing shops. Moreover, creatine increased significantly at a significant level (p≤0.05) in the gas station group, followed by the parsley welding group, and decreased in the traffic police.
As for the antioxidants, the results stated a significant increase in glutathione at the moral level (p≤0.01) in the salsa meat group, followed by the street-viewing shops group, and it decreased in the car paint group. The catalysts showed a significant increase at the moral level (p≤0.01) in the group of shops overlooking the street and decreased in the traffic police group.