Lead and fluoride content in human bone and hair in the Gdansk region.
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The post-mortem lead and fluoride content in the rib bone and hair of 59 persons from the Gdansk region was determined.
Fluoride was estimated potentiometrically using a fluoride-specific electrode.
Lead was determined by atomic absorption spectrometry.
The mean lead concentration in bone was 3.0 mug/g and 5.2 mug/g in hair.
The mean fluoride concentrations were 625.7 mug/g and 1.4 mug/g in bone and hair, respectively.
A positive correlation between the lead content in bone and hair was found in this study (r=0.308, P<0.05), no such correlation was observed between the fluoride content in bone and hair.
A positive correlation between the fluoride and lead contents in bones and the age of the investigated person was found.
The results obtained correspond well with the comparably moderate exposure to lead and fluoride in the Gdansk region. 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution, Environnement, Epidémiologie, Pologne, Europe, Homme, Taux, Postmortem, Plomb, Métal lourd, Fluorure, Os, Cheveu, Matériel biologique, Marqueur biologique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pollution, Environment, Epidemiology, Poland, Europe, Human, Rate, Postmortem, Lead, Heavy metal, Fluorides, Bone, Hair (head), Biological material, Biological marker
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Code Inist : 002B03M01. Création : 14/05/1998.