Physiological parameters affecting the hair element content of young Italian population

Pasquale Avino, Geraldo Capannesi, Luigina Renzi, Alberto Rosada

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Hair element characterization of homogeneous population (no-smoker teenagers, 15–19 years, 27 males, 104 females) along with the relationship between elements (32 analyzed by INAA) and some physiological parameters is reported: the inorganic fraction content varies according to sex, hair natural color and hair type. Correlations between elements allowed to extrapolate interesting considerations. Hair color shows slightly positive correlation values for S, Zn, Ba and Mo whereas hair type does not show significant correlations among various elements. Finally, a canonical analysis showed high positive coefficients for some alkaline-earth elements and other of exogenous origin.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737 - 743
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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