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Major Limitations in Using Element Concentrations in Hair as Biomarkers of Exposure to Toxic and Essential Trace Elements in Children

15:31 EDT 29 Jun 2017 | NIH

Introduction Concentrations of environmental contaminants in human hair have been extensively used to assess the individual exposure (Barbosa et al. 2013; Gibson 1980; Rodrigues et al. 2008; Schuhmacher et al. 1991; Wilhelm et al. 1994). In particular, several trace elements interact with sulfhydryl groups in the hair keratin (Hinners et al. 1974), and may therefore […]

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