Nickel levels in hair and nickel ingestion in guinea pigs.
Scheiner-DM; Katz-SA; Samitz-MH
Environ Res 1976 Dec; 12(3):355-357
Hair samples from control guinea-pigs and from animals receiving 2.5 micrograms nickel (7440020) per milliliter in drinking water for 4 months were analyzed for nickel by atomic absorption spectrometry. No significant differences in nickel contents were observed. These findings are interpreted as an indication that hair is not a tissue for valid biopsy in the assessment of nickel ingestion.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Dermatitis; Heavy-metals; Transition-metals; Sampling; Analytical-methods; Trace-metals
Medicine, Dermatology Univ of Pennsylvania Hospital Duhring Laboratory Building Philadelphia, PA 19104
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania