Trace metals in scalp hair of children and adults in three Alberta Indian villages

Author Name: 
Moon, J., Smith, T. J., Tamaro, S., et al
Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 18, 1986
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This study examined trace metal levels in scalp hair taken from 122 children and 27 adult residents of three small northern Alberta (Canada) Indian villages, one of which is situated close to the world's first tar sands oil extraction plants. Inductively coupled argon plasma emission spectroscopy was used to determine hair sample metal content. Nineteen metals were included in data analysis. Listed culprits for adding pollution were labeled as injestion, cigarette smoking, automobile exhaust emissions, industrial pollution.