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Mercury in human hair: a study of the residents of Los Alamos, NM, and Pasadena, Calif, by cold vapor atomic absorption spectrophotometry.

Authors
Nord-PJ; Kadaba-MP; Sorenson-JR
Source
Arch Environ Health 1973 Jul; 27(1):40-44
NIOSHTIC No.
00020328
Abstract
Investigation of differences in mercury exposure between an industrialized urban population and a non-industrialized suburban population (Pasadena, Calif., and Los Alamos, N. M., respectively) using mercury content of hair as an indicator of exposure. Hair samples were digested in a mixture of nitric acid, sulfuric acid, and potassium permanganate andquantitative mercury recovery revealed concentrations of 18.0 and 18.9 micrograms per gram for Los Alamos men and women, respectively, and 25.0 micrograms per gram for Pasadena women. Results suggest differences in the environmental mercury exposure of the two populations. Since mean values found in this study were higher than those previously reported, the need for a standard reference material for evaluation is suggested.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Analytical-techniques; Air-contamination; Sampling-techniques
Contact
Environmental Health Kettering Laboratory Eden & Bethesda Avenues Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
CODEN
AEHLAU
CAS No.
7439-97-6
Publication Date
19730701
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
311966
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00337
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0003-9896
Source Name
Archives of Environmental Health
State
OH
Performing Organization
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
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