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Age and gender features of the content of macro and trace elements in the organisms of children from the European North


The content of 28 macro and trace elements (Al, Ag, Li, B, Ba, Bi, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ga, In, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, Mo, P, Zn, Se, Tl, Pb, Sr, S, and Si) in the hair of children and teenagers living in the European North of the Russian Federation (Arkhangelsk oblast) was studied by atomic emission spectrometry with inductively coupled argon plasma. Both a decrease and an increase in the content of certain elements were detected. The dynamics of the content of the above-mentioned elements in the hair of the same children in different years was traced. Significant individual variability of macro- and trace element status of northern children and certain gender dependence was revealed.

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Original Russian Text © S.I. Soroko, I.A. Maximova, O.V. Protasova, 2014, published in Fiziologiya Cheloveka, 2014, Vol. 40, No. 6, pp. 23–33.

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Soroko, S.I., Maximova, I.A. & Protasova, O.V. Age and gender features of the content of macro and trace elements in the organisms of children from the European North. Hum Physiol 40, 603–612 (2014).

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  • adaptation
  • children
  • ecology of the North
  • macro elements
  • trace elements