The content of toxic metals in the hair of students from different regions of the world

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The results of a study on the content of toxic metals in the hair of first-year students of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia who arrived for training from various climatogeographic regions of the world are presented. The research involved first-year students from Africa, Latin America, the Near and Middle East, and Southeast Asia. A group of first-year students from the Moscow region acted as a control during the research. Studies have shown that there are significant differences in the content of toxic metals (Al, As, Hg, Pb, Cd, Sn) in the hair of foreign first-year students, depending on the region of residence. Students from Africa and Latin America were characterized by the highest content of toxic metals in their hair.

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Anatoly A. Kirichuk

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

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Email: kirichuk-aa@rudn.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5125-5116

PhD in Agricultural Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Human Ecology and Bioelementology, Institute of Environmental Engineering

6 Miklukho-Maklaya St, Moscow, 117198, Russia

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