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Hair aluminum status in Croatia


Mimica, Ninoslav; Prejac, Juraj; Višnjević, Vjeran; Skalny, A. Andrey; Momčilović, Berislav
Hair aluminum status in Croatia // Trace elements and electrolytes, 34 (2017), 1; 10-15 doi:10.5414/TEX01450 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Hair aluminum status in Croatia

Autori
Mimica, Ninoslav ; Prejac, Juraj ; Višnjević, Vjeran ; Skalny, A. Andrey ; Momčilović, Berislav

Izvornik
Trace elements and electrolytes (0946-2104) 34 (2017), 1; 10-15

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Aluminum ; population exposure ; hair ; median derivatives ; risk assessment

Sažetak
Abstract. Aluminum (Al) is an omnipresent non-essential trace element in the human environment ; the risk of environmental Al exposure to the general population is on the rise world-wide. We have already shown that hair aluminum (HAl) is a reliable long-term biological indicator of exposure to aluminum by the human body whereas whole blood is a short-term biological indicator. The aim of this paper is to assess the population Al exposure risk in the Croatian general population by analyzing HAl in 1, 073 apparently healthy persons (♂n = 339 and ♀n = 734) with the ICP MS ; HAl median (μg∙g–1) was higher in men (7.64) than in women (6.18) (p < 0.01, χ2- test). We used the logistic bioassay sigmoid curve of median derivatives to analyze the natural distribution of Al in hair. The physiologically tolerable range, i.e., the linear part of the sigmoid curve, was 1.83 – 20.9 μg∙g–1 in women and 2.39 – 27.7 μg∙g–1 in men. Hair Al concentrations below or above this tolerable range indicate negligible low or excessively high Al exposure, respectively. Our results indicate that currently ~ 6% of Croatian men and women are overexposed to aluminium to a various degree.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti



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Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Zagreb,
Klinika za psihijatriju Vrapče,
Institut za istraživanje i razvoj održivih eko sustava

Časopis indeksira:


  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI


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