Green Hairs: Elementary X-ray Analysis in the Electron Microscope
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.
KeywordsChlorinate Water Trace Metal Content Trace Metal Analysis Hair Fiber Copper Calcium
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