Afrim Tabaku

Afrim Tabaku
Institute of Public Health of Albania · Environment and Health

Prof. Dr. Afrim Tabaku

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Nell’ambito del progetto Carisma è stata effettuata una valutazione della contaminazione da biocidi (rame, zinco, Irgarol, Diuron e tributilstagno) impiegati nelle pitture antivegetative, nei principali porti di Puglia ed Albania, in diversi periodi della stagione nautica. Sono state condotte analisi chimiche ed ecotossicologiche su diverse matric...
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Ports and harbors may represent a threat for coastal ecosystems due to pollutant inputs, especially those derived from maritime activities. In this study, we report a first assessment of the ecotoxicological threat posed by six ports and harbors of opposite coastal regions, Apulia and Albania, in the southern Adriatic Sea (Italy). A bioassay batter...
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The CARISMA project (characterization and ecological risk analysis of antifouling biocides in the Southern Adriatic Sea) aims to appraise the quality of the Southern Adriatic Sea between Italy (Apulia region) and Albania and, in particular, the impact due to the use of biocidal antifouling coatings. Under this project, a preliminary survey at the m...
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In the framework of CARISMA project – which aims to assess the quality of the Southern Adriatic Sea area between Italy (Apulia) and Albania, and the impact due to the use of antifouling paints – a preliminary survey in ports and marinas along coastal areas of both countries was conducted. Chemical analyses were complemented with ecotoxicological a...
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Sub-surface water samples collected in summer 2012 from 12 sites located in both Italian and Albanian coastal area were screened for irgarol, diuron with the aim to asses the actual status of AF co-biocide contamination in South Adriatic Sea and to compare different scenarios for boating market in the two countries. Occurrence of both irgarol and d...
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Il progetto CARISMA prevede una caratterizzazione chimica, fisica ed ecotossicologica di un tratto di mare compreso tra Puglia ed Albania al fine di determinare il rischio ecologico connesso all’utilizzo di pitture antivegetative. In questo lavoro sono riportati gli obiettivi generali del progetto e la sintesi delle attività previste per il 2012 ed...
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An integrated ecotoxicological study based on bioaccumulation and biomarker responses in sea urchin, mussel, and fish was conducted in Vlora Bay (Albania). Despite several past industrial activities and current increase of anthropogenic impact characterising Vlora Bay, no ecotoxicological data have been published so far, underlining the need to inv...
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Unlabelled: Metallurgical industry workers in developing countries are often exposed to high concentrations of dusts and fumes that affect pulmonary function. The aim of this cross-sectional study is to assess the prevalence and severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the prevalence of symptoms, as well as, the link between work-...
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IntroductionMany reports regarding the effects of air pollution on children’s respiratory health have appeared in the scientific literature. Some investigators found increases in persistent cough and phlegm, bronchitis, and early respiratory infections in communities with poor air quality. The purpose of this survey was to compare the pulmonary fun...
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To determine blood lead concentrations in children living in an area with a battery plant in Berat, Albania. Another aim was to determine blood lead concentrations in mothers and cord blood levels in neonates from Berat and compare them with values found in Tirana. Cross sectional survey with a 10% random sample of children, and a 10% sample of mot...
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In early February 1996 severe lead intoxication in humans was reported from a rural area of Albania. An entire family of 5 individuals was involved and 2 of them died. The origin of the poisoning was lead-contaminated flour used by the family on a regular basis in their diet. The flour lead levels ranged between 550 to 800 ppm. Following 2 days of...
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An investigation on blood lead levels in differently exposed population in Albania is carded out. In a large group of unexposed people 188 mothers and their newborns in Tirana we found mean lead concentrations of 15,1 and 13,1 μg/dl blood respectively and could observe a strong correlation between them. We could establish elevated blood lead concen...

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