Human nails as a biomarker of arsenic exposure from well water in Inner Mongolia: comparing atomic fluorescence spectrometry and neutron activation analysis.

@article{Schmitt2005HumanNA,
  title={Human nails as a biomarker of arsenic exposure from well water in Inner Mongolia: comparing atomic fluorescence spectrometry and neutron activation analysis.},
  author={Michael T. Schmitt and D Schreinemachers and Kegong Wu and Zhixiong Ning and Bao-xin Zhao and X C Le and Judy L. Mumford},
  journal={Biomarkers : biochemical indicators of exposure, response, and susceptibility to chemicals},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 2-3},
  pages={
          95-104
        }
}
Arsenic (As) is found naturally in the geological strata within the Ba Men Region of Inner Mongolia, China. A study was conducted to compare the total As measurements from two analytical techniques: instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) and atomic fluorescence spectrometry (AFS), and to verify nails as an exposure biomarker in this population. In 1999, nail and water samples were collected in a pilot study. Fingernails and toenails were pooled from 32 participants and analysed for… CONTINUE READING

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