Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 84, Issue 1, pp 177–183 | Cite as

Daily requirements of Fe, Co and Se during infancy

  • H. S. Dang
  • H. B. Desai
  • S. R. Kayasth
  • D. D. Jaiswal
  • C. N. Wadhwani
  • S. Somasundaram
Article

Abstract

The daily intakes of trace elements by infants showing optimal pattern of growth are used as the basis to estimate the requirements of Fe, Co and Se during infancy. Since milk is the only food and source of nutrition in the first few months of life, the requirements of these elements are calculated from their average concentrations in human milk and the volume of milk required to supply sufficient amount of energy for maintenance and healthy growth of infants. The concentrations of the three elements in human milk were determined, using the technique of neutron activation followed by radiochemical separation.

Keywords

Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Average Concentration Neutron Activation Daily Intake 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. S. Dang
    • 1
  • H. B. Desai
    • 1
  • S. R. Kayasth
    • 1
  • D. D. Jaiswal
    • 1
  • C. N. Wadhwani
    • 1
  • S. Somasundaram
    • 1
  1. 1.Analytical Chemistry DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreBombay(India)

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