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Main Title Arsenic Levels in Human Blood, Urine, and Hair in Response to Exposure via Drinking Water.
Author Valentine, Jane L. ; Kang, Han K. ; Spivey, Gary ;
CORP Author California Univ., Los Angeles. School of Public Health.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-R-803798; EPA-600/J-79-151;
Stock Number PB83-231258
Additional Subjects Arsenic ; 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  PB83-231258 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
Five communities with water supplies having arsenic concentrations of 6, 51, 98, 123 and 393 micrograms/liter were selected for study. Samples of blood, hair, urine and tap water were obtained from participants in each community and analyzed for arsenic content. Results showed an increase in arsenic concentration for urine and hair samples as the water arsenic concentrations increased. Arsenic levels in blood did not show this trend until chronic toxicity was expected. The authors conclude that arsenic levels in water at concentrations of 100 micrograms/liter or less seem not to produce an undue body burden.