Monitoring trace metal levels in Kirsehir-Turkey: Serum copper and zinc levels of healthy subjects

Soylak M. , elçi l. , DİVRİKLİ Ü. , saraçoğlu s.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, cilt.10, ss.329-330, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.329-330


In the present work, the concentrations of copper and zinc in blood serum samples of 94 (60 male + 34 female) healthy people living; in Kirsehir, Turkey, were determined by flame atomic absorption spectrometry. The mean concentrations of copper and zinc were found to be 1.61 +/- 0.10 mg/l and 1.13 +/- 0.33 mg/l, respectively. The mean serum copper and zinc concentration of persons living in Kirsehir, Turkey, were found in the upper limits of the world values.