Serum cadmium levels of people living in Kayseri-Belsin region, Turkey

saraymen R., Soylak M., narin i.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.7, pp.403-405, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.403-405
  • Keywords: cadmium, serum, Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, Belsin, Kayseri
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Concentrations of cadmium in blood serum of samples of 84 (30 male + 54 female) healthy people living in Belsin-Kayseri, near the great industrial zone of Kayseri named Organize Sanayi Bolgesi, were determined by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. The mean concentration of Cd was found to be 5.98+/-0.66 mu g/l. The serum cadmium concentration of persons living in this region are approximately three times higher than the world values.