Internal platinum, palladium, and gold exposure in environmentally and occupationally exposed persons.

@article{Begerow1999InternalPP,
  title={Internal platinum, palladium, and gold exposure in environmentally and occupationally exposed persons.},
  author={Jutta Begerow and U Sensen and Gerhard Andreas Wiesm{\"u}ller and Lothar Dunemann},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Hygiene und Umweltmedizin = International journal of hygiene and environmental medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={202 5},
  pages={411-24}
}
In a pilot study the urinary platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd), and gold (Au) excretion was analyzed in 27 dental technicians, 17 road construction workers and 17 school-leavers using sector field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (SF-ICP-MS). Detection limits in urine were 0.24 ng/l for Pt and Au and 0.17 ng/l regarding Pd. A standardized questionnaire was used to assess information about kind and degree of contact to these metals, the physical condition of the volunteers and… CONTINUE READING

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