A study of trace element concentrations in human hair of some local population in Malaysia

Sukiman Sarmani

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Abstract

The content of the trace elements As, Br, Co, Cr, Fe, Hg, Sb and Zn has been evaluated in hair samples from selected population groups within Malaysia. Each population group was formed of individuals selected to be representative of the adult population living in a well-defined community. The groups were chosen from distinct regions with different socio-economical living habits in order to detect variability of the trace element burden among Malaysian. All the measurements were performed by means of instrumental neutron activation analysis after the hair samples were carefully washed according to standard procedures. The results for all elements investigated do not differ significantly from reported values for other regions of the world. The levels of As, Hg, and Sb are significantly different for the various groups and is strongly linked to local environmental factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-632
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Articles
Volume110
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1987

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Trace Elements
Trace elements
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Neutron activation analysis
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  • Analytical Chemistry

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A study of trace element concentrations in human hair of some local population in Malaysia. / Sarmani, Sukiman.

In: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Articles, Vol. 110, No. 2, 03.1987, p. 627-632.

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