Trace Element Concentrations in Drinking Water and Urine among Saharawi Women and Young Children.

@article{Aakre2018TraceEC,
  title={Trace Element Concentrations in Drinking Water and Urine among Saharawi Women and Young Children.},
  author={Inger Aakre and Sigrun Henjum and Elin Lovise Folven Gjengedal and Camilla Risa Haugstad and Marie Vollset and Khalil Moubarak and Tecber Saleh Ahmed and Jan Alexander and Marian Kjellevold and Marianne Molin},
  journal={Toxics},
  year={2018},
  volume={6 3}
}
Poor water quality has been reported along with a variety of negative health outcomes in the Saharawi refugee camps in Algeria. We assessed the concentration of elements in drinking water and urine in refugee women and children. Twenty-four samples of distributed public drinking water were collected, along with urine samples from 77 women and 296 children. Using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, we analyzed water and urine for 31 and 10 elements, respectively. In addition, the water… CONTINUE READING
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