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Trace analysis to determine heavy metal load in lung tissue

A contribution to substantiation of occupational hazards
  • B. Baumgardt
  • E. Jackwerth
  • H. Otto
  • G. Tölg
Original Papers

Summary

A routine method to determine the presence of partly environmentally relevant trace elements Al, Be, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni and Pb in lung tissue is described. The stages of process are preparation of samples conforming to the analysis material, decomposition, and subsequent trace determination by atomic absorption spectrometry. The results obtained from 125 samples show that chemical analysis is an effective aid in identifying and substantiating occupational risks.

Key words

Trace analysis Heavy metal load Lung tissue Occupational hazards 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Baumgardt
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • E. Jackwerth
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • H. Otto
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • G. Tölg
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Fakultät für Chemie der Ruhr-Universität BochumDortmund 1Germany
  2. 2.Pathologisches Institut der Städt. Kliniken DortmundDortmund 1Germany
  3. 3.Institut für SpektrochemieDortmund 1Germany

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