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Ram Charitra Sah

Ram Charitra Sah is an environment scientist and executive director of Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED), Kathmandu.

Mercury exposure among metal-plating workers in Nepal

Published On: May 11, 2022 08:00 AM NPT By: Ram Charitra Sah

The exposure to workers is metallic vapor inhalation and dermal absorption as they directly handle mercury in the workplace, often without necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The bio monitoring of mercury among 20 metal-plating female workers in the Patan area of Lalitpur revealed very high levels of mercury exposure.

Lead toxicity in Ayurvedic medicines

Published On: February 1, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Ram Charitra Sah

If not regulated urgently, the adulterated Ayurvedic medicines will increasingly become a potential source of lead intoxication in Nepal.