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Green Hairs: Elementary X-ray Analysis in the Electron Microscope

  • B. Forslind
  • B. A. Afzelius
  • B. Liljesvan
  • G. M. Roomans
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Abstract

There have been a number of recent reports on green hair (Holmes and Goldsmith, 1974; Parish, 1975); in all of these, the common denominator seems to be chlorinated water (Nordlund et al., 1977; Goette, 1977; Lampe et al., 1977). It has also been suggested that the lowered pH caused by fluoridation may also produce green hair (Cooper and Goodman, 1975). Trace metal analyses of the water, however, shows unusually high levels of copper.

Keywords

Zinc Titanium Epoxy Propylene Chlorinate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Forslind
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. A. Afzelius
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. Liljesvan
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. M. Roomans
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical BiophysicsKarolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden
  2. 2.The Wenner-Gren InstituteUniversity of StockholmSweden

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