ATOM-ABSORPTION DETERMINATION OF MICROELEMENT COMPOSITION OF THE HUMAN HAIR FROM DIFFERENT AREAS OF CHERNIVTSI REGION

Igor KOBASА, Vasyl BILOGOLOVKA, Аnatoliy WOLOSCHUK

Abstract

An atom-absorption microelement analysis of the human hair taken from people living in different areas of Chernivtsi region (Ukraine) has been performed. The microcontent of zinc, iron, manganese and copper was determined in relation to the examinees’ residence place, sex and age. A comparative analysis of the hair microcomposition proved that concentration of copper and iron in the men’s hair of all age groups was higher than in the corresponding women’s hair while concentration of manganese and zinc in the men’s hair was lower. An average content of Zn, Fe, Mn and Cu in men’s hair remains within the corresponding normal ranges. Exceeding concentrations were determined for the men from Novodnistrovsk (Zn), Novoselytsya district (Fe and Cu) and Chernivtsi (Mn). An average content of Fe and Cu in the women’s hair remains within the normal ranges. Exceeding concentrations of Zn were reported for the samples from Putyla district while in some samples from Novodnistrovsk this parameter was lower than the mean value. Concentration of Mn exceeded limits for all the women hair samples from Chernivtsi. Significant exceeding in the concentration of Zn and deficiency of Cu has been found in the samples from the first age group (17-25 years). Samples of the fourth age group (50-83 years) have shown deficiency of Zn and some excess of Mn and Fe.

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