publication . Conference object . 2012

Heavy metals: teeth as environmental biomarkers

Lumbau, Aurea Maria Immacolata; Lugliè, Pietrina Francesca; Carboni, Donatella; Ginesu, Sergio; Falchi, Simonetta; Schinocca, Laura;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2012
  • Publisher: Università di Sassari
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
Aim of this study was to measure the concentration of heavy metals in tooth matrix and to determine the factors that affect their presence. During tooth development and mineralization several metals can be absorbed in the tooth matrix, thus allowing us to use them as biological markers.
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: stomatognathic systemstomatognathic diseases
free text keywords: MED/28 Malattie odontostomatologiche, GEO/04 Geografia fisica e geomorfologia, M-GGR/01 Geografia
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