Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 259, Issue 1, pp 149–152 | Cite as

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

  • M. Chiba
  • K. Sera
  • M. Hashizume
  • T. Shimoda
  • S. Sasaki
  • O. Kunii
  • Y. Inaba
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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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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Chiba
    • 1
  • K. Sera
    • 2
  • M. Hashizume
    • 3
  • T. Shimoda
    • 4
  • S. Sasaki
    • 5
  • O. Kunii
    • 6
  • Y. Inaba
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Medicine TokyoJuntendo UniversityJapan E-mail
  2. 2.Cyclotron Research CenterIwate Medical University IwateJapan
  3. 3.Graduate School of MedicineUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Kyushu Women's UniversityFukuokaJapan
  5. 5.National Institute of Health and NutritionTokyoJapan
  6. 6.Ministry of Foreign AffairsTokyoJapan

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