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Lead, cadmium, manganese, cobalt, zinc and copper levels in whole blood of urban teenagers with non-toxic diffuse goiter.
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PMID:  21660794     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The amount of lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), manganese (Mn), cobalt (Co), zinc (Zn), and copper (Cu) present in whole blood of 118 teenagers were determined by atomic absorption spectrometry. The blood samples of 23 healthy teenagers were compared with the blood samples of 95 adolescents who were diagnosed with non-toxic diffuse goiter (NTDG). The study was aimed at examining whether in addition to mild iodine deficiency other trace elements could contribute to the development of non-toxic diffuse goiter. The results indicated that the levels of Pb, Cd and Mn in the blood samples of teenagers diagnosed with NTDG were higher than that in healthy children. Also, the results indicated that higher levels of metals were present in the blood samples with NTDG in adolescent patients who lived in areas with a higher amount of pollution.
Olga V Savchenko; Piotr A Toupeleev
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of environmental health research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1369-1619     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-6-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9106628     Medline TA:  Int J Environ Health Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Laboratory of Pharmacology, Institute of Marine Biology, Palchevskogo, Vladivostok, RussianFederation.
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