Trace elements in primary teeth from six areas in Hungary

Helene Meyer Tvinnereim, Rune Eide, Gisle Fosse, Gro Ramsten Wesenberg, Judith Szøke, Jolan Banoczy

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One hundred and eighty five primary teeth were in 1989-90 collected by local dentists from six different areas in Hungary. The teeth were analyzed for lead, cadmium, mercury and zinc. Both rural, industrialized and urban areas were represented. It was found that the city of Veszprem had significantly higher tooth lead levels than the other areas investigated, including the capital. Two areas had significantly higher tooth-mercury levels than the other areas, but were just represented by four and six primary teeth, respectively. No area had significantly different cadmium or zinc levels than the other areas investigated. Further study of lead levels in primary teeth from Hungary is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-275
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Studies
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996


  • Lead
  • cadmium
  • environment
  • mercury
  • primary teeth
  • zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Computers in Earth Sciences

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