Human Trace Metal Burdens
There is a long-standing interest in the composition of man, for a variety of reasons. One, of course, is a natural curiosity and an intuition that the nature of man might be revealed by his composition. This concept has been rationalised to conceive that it might be possible to identify cultural, ethnic or environmental differences between communities or population groups. Another reason for an interest in tissue composition or “body burden” has been the association of some specific diseases or physiological manifestations in man with perturbations of tissue concentrations from the “normal”.
KeywordsBody Burden Radioactive Nuclide Family Food Metal Burden Physiological Manifestation
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