Element concentrations in hair of children living in environmentally degraded districts of the East Aral Sea region
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Environmental conditions were evaluated by element concentrations in hair of children living near the Aral Sea. Hair samples were provided by 63 children living near the Sea (K-district), and 143 children living about 600 km from the Sea (Z-district). PIXE was applied for the determination of elemental concentrations. The concentrations of Br, Na, Hg, and Ni were higher in K-district, and those of Al, Ca, Cr, P, S, and Si were higher in Z-district than in the other district, respectively. It is considered that these results reflect the environmental situation.
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- 1. School of Medicine Tokyo, Juntendo University, 113-8421, Japan E-mail
- 2. Cyclotron Research Center, Iwate Medical University Iwate, 020-0173, Japan
- 3. Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 113-0033, Japan
- 4. Kyushu Women's University, Fukuoka, 807-8586, Japan
- 5. National Institute of Health and Nutrition, Tokyo, 162-8636, Japan
- 6. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tokyo, 100-8919, Japan