Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 259, Issue 1, pp 149–152

Element concentrations in hair of children living in environmentally degraded districts of the East Aral Sea region

Authors

  • M. Chiba
    • School of Medicine TokyoJuntendo University
  • K. Sera
    • Cyclotron Research CenterIwate Medical University Iwate
  • M. Hashizume
    • Graduate School of MedicineUniversity of Tokyo
  • T. Shimoda
    • Kyushu Women's University
  • S. Sasaki
    • National Institute of Health and Nutrition
  • O. Kunii
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Y. Inaba
    • School of Medicine TokyoJuntendo University
Article

DOI: 10.1023/B:JRNC.0000015820.61512.b9

Cite this article as:
Chiba, M., Sera, K., Hashizume, M. et al. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (2004) 259: 149. doi:10.1023/B:JRNC.0000015820.61512.b9

Abstract

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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