Trace metal contents in human hair from industrial and residential areas in Tokat, Turkey


Sari H., Tuzen M., Mendil D., Hasdemir E.

TRACE ELEMENTS AND ELECTROLYTES, vol.23, no.1, pp.1-4, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.5414/tep23001
  • Title of Journal : TRACE ELEMENTS AND ELECTROLYTES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-4

Abstract

Trace metal contents of hair samples of smoking and non-smoking people in industrial and residential areas were determined using atomic absorption spectrometry after microwave digestion. The results were compared to data reported in the literature. The metal concentrations obtained for Cu, Fe, Pb, Cr, Ni, Cd, Mn and Zn were found to be 5.79 - 16.8, 9.91 - 160.8, 1.24 - 5.53, 0.11 -3.31, 1.58-5.24,0.11 -0.35, 1.36-36.3 and 117.0 - 167.4 mu g g(-1), respectively.