EVALUATING CHRONIC METAL OVEREXPOSURE IN CHILDREN

E.Blaurock Busch
2020 Fayoum University Medical journal  
Studies have linked metal overexposure in children with pollution and their immediate environment. Serious health issues have been reported in regions were natural geological factors and/or the mining industry contributed to a high metal exposure. Researchers could relate pollution to paediatric health problems, but geological issues and regional differences were rarely addressed. Hair mineral analysis (HMA) determines chronic metal exposure and thus, we compared the hair mineral concentration
more » ... eral concentration of various groups of children living in different regions of the world to evaluate if geological habitats or industrial sources could explain the groups' differences in metal exposure.
doi:10.21608/fumj.2020.174382 fatcat:w66eqh45yjgfvktfxokc3o3wf4