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Main Title Determination of Human Body Burden Baseline Data of Platinum through Autopsy Tissue Analysis.
Author Duffield, F. Vandiver P. ; Yoakum, Anna ; Bumgarner, Joseph ; Moran, John ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Criteria and Special Studies Office.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/J-76-101;
Stock Number PB80-129943
Additional Subjects Platinum ; Tissues(Biology) ; Metals ; Humans ; Autopsy ; Reprints ; Body burdens ; Baseline measurements ; Heavy metals
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB80-129943 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 6p
Results of analysis for platinum in 97 autopsy sets are presented. Analysis was performed by a specially developed emission spectrochemical method. Almost half of the individuals studied were found to have detectable platinum in one or more tissue samples. Platinum was found to be deposited in 13 of 21 tissue types investigated. Surprisingly high values were observed in subcutaneous fat, previously not considered to be a target site for platinum deposition. These data will serve as a human tissue platinum burden baseline in EPA's Catalyst Research Program.