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Table 6 Literature data and this study on Uranium concentrations in hair of occupationally unexposed persons

From: Uranium and other contaminants in hair from the parents of children with congenital anomalies in Fallujah, Iraq

Publication Country N determinations Mean mg/kg Range mg/kg
This study initial M + F May 2010 Iraq Fallujah 25 M + F 0.16 0.02-0.40
This study (long hair) F Feb 2011 Iraq Fallujah 29 female 0.256 0.10-0.41
Muikku et al [40] Finland (high natural U) 852 0.216 0.0005-140
Akamine et al [60, 61] Brazil 22 0.0154 0.0021-0.0498
Rodushkin and Axelsson [43] Sweden (high natural U) 114 0.057 0.006-0.436
Gonnen et al [45] Israel 99 0.062 0.01-0.18
Byrne and Benedik [62] Slovenia 17 0.0136 0.0027-0.033
Imahori et al. [63] Japan 67 male
81 female
0.038
0.051
0.005-0.39
0.0082-1.28