Authors:H. Nakahara, Y. Nagame, Y. Yoshizawa, H. Oda, S. Gotoh, and Y. Murakami
An attempt was made to see if there is any correlation between the trace element concentrations in the human blood serum and
some specific disease. The serum samples of the patients suffering from cancer, Down syndrome, and Banti syndrome were analyzed
by the neutron activation method and compared with the trace element concentrations observed among the clinically healthy
men. The cancer patients gave below normal concentrations in Rb, Mn, Fe, Co, Cu, Zn, Al and Se. The Down syndrome patients
were found to have similar deficiencies in Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Zn, Cu and Sb.
Authors:H. Muramatsu, S. Yoshizawa, T. Abe, T. Ishii, M. Wada, Y. Horiuchi, and R. Kanekatsu
The concentration of 7Be in surface air at Nagano City has been measured during the period from August 2000 to March 2005. The average monthly concentrations
of 7Be in surface air were in the range of 3.3–14 mBq/m3 with pronounced two peaks in spring and autumn. It took 30–40 hours to recover the 7Be concentrations observed before, once 7Be was washed out by wet precipitations. For a pronounced increase in the concentrations of 7Be found in winter, a low-pressure trough coming close to the Japanese Islands with high concentrations of 7Be is responsible under the characteristic distribution of atmospheric pressure around the Japanese Islands.