Document Type : Original Article
Dep. of Biophysics, College of Applied Sciences - Heet, Anbar University, Anbar, Iraq
This study was conducted for the period between (September 11, 2018) to (October 31, 2018) in Heet District / Anbar Governorate, on sulfur springs located in the Al-Jabal region (Al-Khader neighborhood), and it included a study of the effects of sulfur eyes on the blood and hormonal components of people Who live near it.
This study included (100) women and men, and it was divided randomly into two groups ((men and women)) separately, and each group included (10 women and 10 men) and their ages ranged from 18 to 50 years.
It included the following groups:-
The first group:- (control group) people who are away from the sulfur spring between (100 - 200).
The second Group: - People who are 10 meters away from sulfur springs.
The third group:- People who are 30 meters away from the sulfur springs.
Fourth group:- People who are 50 meters away from sulfur springs.
Fifth group:- People who are 70 meters away from sulfur springs.
The results of the effect of hydrogen sulfide H2S gas emitted from the sulfur eye showed clear significant results through the presence of a significant increase (P≤0.05)in the number of red blood cells compared to the control group at distances (10 and 30 meters), as well as a significant increase (P≤0.05)In the amount of hemoglobin at distances (10 and 30 meters) and in the number of blood platelets at distances (30 and 50 meters), a significant increase was also recorded in the number of white blood cells at a distance (50 meters) only.
As for the study of the effect of sulfur eyes on hormonal changes in people living near sulfur eyes, it was found that there was a significant decrease in (10, 30 and 50 meters) for testosterone compared to the control group. The same applies to the hormone progesterone, a significant decrease in the distance was recorded (10 and 50 meters).
As for the results of the field research, the observations showed a significant increase(P≤0.05) in the amount of hydrogen sulfide gas in the area near the sulfur spring, as it has a clear effect. Some people who live near it have been observed with genetic and pathological symptoms such as eye inflammation and redness, as well as there are respiratory problems and allergies in the trachea, and there are problems with the sense of smell and taste. It was noted that there are some genetic diseases on some children.