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Distribution of uranium and some selected trace metals in human scalp hair from Balkans

Overview of attention for article published in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, August 2012
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Title
Distribution of uranium and some selected trace metals in human scalp hair from Balkans
Published in
Radiation Protection Dosimetry, August 2012
DOI 10.1093/rpd/ncs225
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Z. S. Zunic, S. Tokonami, S. Mishra, H. Arae, R. Kritsananuwat, S. K. Sahoo

Abstract

The possible consequences of the use of depleted uranium (DU) used in Balkan conflicts in 1995 and 1999 for the people and the environment of this reason need attention. The heavy metal content in human hair may serve as a good indicator of dietary, environmental and occupational exposures to the metal compounds. The present work summarises the distribution of uranium and some selected trace metals such as Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn, Sr, Cd and Cs in the scalp hair of inhabitants from Balkans exposed to DU directly and indirectly, i.e. Han Pijesak, Bratoselce and Gornja Stubla areas. Except U and Cs, all other metals were compared with the worldwide reported values of occupationally unexposed persons. Uranium concentrations show a wide variation ranging from 0.9 ± 0.05 to 449 ± 12 µg kg(-1). Although hair samples were collected from Balkan conflict zones, uranium isotopic measurement ((235)U/(238)U) shows a natural origin rather than DU.

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Unknown 9 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor 4 44%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 11%
Student > Bachelor 1 11%
Student > Master 1 11%
Researcher 1 11%
Other 1 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 2 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 22%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 11%
Chemistry 1 11%
Other 1 11%
Unknown 1 11%

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#9,241,168
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