Determination of total mercury and methylmercury in hair samples from residents of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by neutron activation analysis

Sukiman Sarmani, I. Alakili

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Abstract

To estimate the level of total mercury and methylmercury in Kuala Lumpur residents, 400 hair samples were analysed by neutron activation analysis. Separation of methylmercury from hair samples were carried out prior to neutron activation. The average level of total mercury and methylmercury in hair samples were 3.38 mg·kg-1 (in range of 0.59-18.73 mg·kg-1) and 1.13 mg·kg-1 (in range of 0-4.65 mg·kg-1), respectively. The average percentage ratio of methylmercury to total mercury was 31.15% (in range of 0 to 75.81%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-264
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume259
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004

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Determination of total mercury and methylmercury in hair samples from residents of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by neutron activation analysis. / Sarmani, Sukiman; Alakili, I.

In: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Vol. 259, No. 2, 02.2004, p. 261-264.

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