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Heavy metals Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu and Zn in human hair samples using energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis

Md Khudzari, Jauharah and Wagiran, Husin and Hossain, Md. Imam and Ibrahim, Noorddin and Agam, Mohd Arif (2011) Heavy metals Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu and Zn in human hair samples using energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis. International Journal of the Physical Sciences, 6 (8). pp. 2090-2094. ISSN 19921950

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Official URL: DOI:10.5897/IJPS11.073

Abstract

This paper presents the results of analysis of energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) applied on the human hair. We determined the concentrations of heavy metals Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu and Zn of 29 hair samples of sanitation workers and 5 samples of students were assumed to be environmentally healthy group. The accuracy and precision of the method for the elements were evaluated through the analysis of a standard hair sample. We compared the concentrations of human hair from an occupationally exposed group of sanitation workers and a control group (students). The hair of the exposed group showed a range of concentrations of 6-28 ppm Mn, 20-195 ppm Fe, 258-549 ppm Ni, 452-1182 ppm Cu and 334-1556 ppm Zn, while that of the control group has a range of 7-26 ppm Mn, 22-61 ppm Fe, 309- 558 ppm Ni, 438-700 ppm Cu and 224-876 ppm Zn.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human hair; heavy metal; EDXRF; sanitation worker; concentration
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:33
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:33
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9693
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