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Main Title Selenium Levels in Human Blood, Urine, and Hair in Response to Exposure via Drinking Water.
Author Valentine, Jane L. ; Kang, Han K. ; Spivey, Gary H. ;
CORP Author California Univ., Los Angeles. School of Public Health.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-R-803798; EPA-600/J-78-198;
Stock Number PB83-231266
Additional Subjects Selenium ; Concentration(Composition) ; Humans ; Exposure ; Blood ; Urine ; Hair ; Responses ; Potable water ; Reprints ; Drinking water ; Toxic substances ; Water pollution effects(Humans)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-231266 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 11p
Blood, hair, urine and tap water samples were obtained from participants in a population exposed to varying amounts of selenium via water from home wells. Concentrations of selenium in urine and hair produced significant positive correlations with well-water selenium levels. Blood selenium with well-water selenium did not produce a significant correlation. Urine selenium correlation with hair selenium and urine selenium correlation with blood selenium were found to be significant. No significant correlation for hair selenium with blood selenium was found. We conclude that blood selenium alone is not an adequate monitor of selenium exposure or body burden at levels below chronic toxicity.