Fingernails as biological indices of metal exposure

  title={Fingernails as biological indices of metal exposure},
  author={R. Mehra and Meenu Juneja},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
Metal determination in human tissues is the most common application of biological monitoring for screening, diagnosis and assessment of metal exposures and their risks. Various biopsy-materials may be used. This paper deals with the quantitative determination of Cd, Pb, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, and Zn concentrations in nails of male subjects exposed to these metals alongwith their respective controls, while working in locomotive, carriage and roadways workshops, and lead battery factories. The… CONTINUE READING


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