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

SOYLAK M., Elci L., Divrikli U., Saracoglu S.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.10, no.3, pp.329-330, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.329-330
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


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.