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Environmental and biomedical applications of natural metal stable isotope variations

Elements

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DOI: 10.2113/gselements.5.6.381

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Abstract

etal stable isotopes are now being used to trace metal contaminants in the environment and as indicators of human systemic function where metals play a role. Stable isotope abundance variations provide information about metal sources and the processes affecting metals in complex natural systems, complementing information gained from surrogate tracers, such as metal abundance ratios or biochemical markers of metal metabolism. The science is still in its infancy, but the results of initial studies confirm that metal stable isotopes can provide a powerful tool for forensic and biomedical investigations.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Environmental and biomedical applications of natural metal stable isotope variations
Series title:
Elements
DOI:
10.2113/gselements.5.6.381
Volume
5
Issue:
6
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Elements
First page:
381
Last page:
385