Irena Baranowska

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The current environment-friendly regulations concerning textile products ban the marketing of textiles dyed with azo dyes capable of reductively splitting carcinogenic aromatic amines. The study analyzes seven azo dyes whose chemical structure determines various quantities of splitting aromatic amines, such as benzidine. For tests, seven commercially(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the concentrations of the trace elements lead and cadmium in human placenta and in maternal and neonatal (cord) blood. To assess the influence of the strongly polluted environment on the content of metals in tissues and on the permeability of placenta to cadmium and lead. Various methods of mineralisation were tested before analysis. (More)
The concentration of lead, cadmium, zinc, copper and nickel in autopsy samples of bones from adults living in the Upper Silesian industrial district (Poland)--an ecological disaster region--was determined by atomic absorption spectrometry (flame and flameless GF AAS). Lead concentrations ranged from 20 micrograms/g to 200 micrograms/g bone wet weight,(More)
A chromatographic system is developed for the separation and determination of levodopa, biogenic amines, and their metabolites from the catecholamines group: dopamine (DA), epinephrine (E), normetanephrine (NMN), metanephrine (MN), 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOMA), 3-metoxy-4-hydroxyphenyl-glycol (MHPG), and homovanillic acid (HVA); and indoloamines(More)
The aim of the research was to determine optimal conditions for atrazine determination in trophic chain samples by means of an antigen-coated tube enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The ELISA method was used for analysis of a selection of samples and the results and method requirement compared with HPLC. The 2 h competitive ELISA showed a minimum(More)
The aim of this research was monitoring the distribution of atrazine and simazine as well as metals Pb, Cd, Zn, Al, Co, Ni, and V along with trophic chains: soil-vegetables and soil, carrot or grass and meat. Different techniques of herbicides extraction by means of many solvents were examined. Triazines were analysed by means of HPLC, metals by means of(More)
A high-performance liquid chromatographic method with diode-array detection for the determination of nicotine and its metabolites, cotinine and caffeine, in meconium is described. This method is suitable to assess foetus exposure to tobacco smoke. The analytes were extracted by solid-phase extraction before chromatography. From among 30 meconium samples 11(More)
We have developed and described a highly sensitive, accurate and precise reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) method for the simultaneous determination of L-arginine and 12 molecules participating in its metabolic cycle in human urine samples. After pre-column derivatization with ortho-phthaldialdehyde (OPA) reagent containing(More)