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  • 1 University of Toronto Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry M5S 1A4 Toronto Canada
  • 2 National Atomic Energy Agency (BATAN) Jakarta Indonesia
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Abstract  

Instrumental neutron activation analysis has been selected for use to measure the level of 11 environmentally significant trace elements in human scalp hair of Indonesian, Canadian and Canadian-of-Indonesian-origin (INCN) population groups. Concentration ranges and geometric means are presented. Concentration ratios of each group are evaluated to find a possible relationship between the elemental concentrations of scalp hair and the environmental condition in which the donors live.