Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp 167–180 | Cite as

Multielement neutron activation analysis of human scalp hair a local population survey in the Tokyo metropolitan area

  • A. Imahori
  • I. Fukushima
  • S. Shiobara
  • Y. Yanagida
  • K. Tomura
Nuclear Methods in Environmental Science


Applying instrumental neutron activation analysis, multielement analysis of human hair was carried out to elucidate the levels of various trace element concentrations in hair of local population in the Tokyo metropolitan area. 202 hair samples were collected from the inhabitants classified by sex and five age groups. Using several combinations of irradiation time, cooling time and counting time, forty elements were quantitatively analyzed. The method of analysis for data including samples under detection limit is discussed, assuming that the frequanecy distribution of trace element contents in hair is log-normal.


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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Imahori
    • 1
  • I. Fukushima
    • 1
  • S. Shiobara
    • 1
  • Y. Yanagida
    • 1
  • K. Tomura
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Public HealthJuntendo University, School of MedicineTokyo(Japan)
  2. 2.Institute for Atomic EnergyRikkyo UniversityYokosuka(Japan)

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