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J. Akashi Juntendo University School of Medicine Department of Public Health Hongo, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo (Japan)

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I. Fukushima Juntendo University School of Medicine Department of Public Health Hongo, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo (Japan)

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A. Imahori Juntendo University School of Medicine Department of Public Health Hongo, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo (Japan)

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S. Shiobara Juntendo University School of Medicine Department of Public Health Hongo, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo (Japan)

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Abstract  

Scalp hair samples were collected from 75 zinc mine workers at the Nakadatsu Mine in Fukui Prefecture and were subjected to instrumental neutron activation analysis for determination of Cu, Cl, Mn, Ca, Au, Br, As, Na, K, Hg, Zn and Co concentrations. For determination of Cd, atomic absorption spectrophotometry was applied to approximately a half of the samples. The results were compared with the data of inhabitants of Suginami Ward in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. Excessive concentration in the mean values of Zn, Cu, Mn and Hg was observed in the hair of the miners as compared with the Suginami residents. On the other hand, the mean concentrations of K and Cl in the hair of the miners were lower than those of the Suginami inhabitants.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
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Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)