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Relationship between trace element concentrations in human blood and atmospheric aerosol.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6867705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Trace element concentrations in human blood from the U.K., measured by Hamilton et al., are found to be correlated to those of atmospheric aerosol from the U.K., or to an aerosol composition averaged over the globe. The correlation to aerosol is much stronger than to crustal rock or sea water. Elemental enrichment factors for blood are all equal to or greater than those for aerosol. Two possible reasons for the correlation are advanced: aerosol is probably a major source of the trace elements which enter the food chain, and aerosol samples the earth's surface where the food chain originates. The present finding suggests that aerosol plays a major role in the global cycling of the trace elements which enter the blood, with important implications for human health.
W John
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Science of the total environment     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0048-9697     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci. Total Environ.     Publication Date:  1983 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-08-11     Completed Date:  1983-08-11     Revised Date:  2006-04-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330500     Medline TA:  Sci Total Environ     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Air / analysis*
Great Britain
Lung / analysis
Lymph Nodes / analysis
Seawater / analysis
Soil / analysis
Trace Elements / analysis*,  blood
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Aerosols; 0/Soil; 0/Trace Elements

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