Event Title

P-45 Analysis of Heavy Metal in Hair Samples using ICP-OES

Presenter Information

Paul Thompson

Start Date

2-28-2020 2:30 PM

Description

Non-communicable diseases such as stroke, heart diseases, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases amount to nearly two-thirds of the total deaths caused by an unhealthy environment. Michigan ranks 25 out of 56 states nationwide in producing total Toxic Inventory releases per square mile, which could be linked to various diseases in our county. Our research aims to develop the methodology for heavy metal analysis in biological samples like hair and nails using Inductively Couple Plasma spectroscopy. Initial analytical studies focus on methods for processing hair samples, calibrating standards, establishing limits of detection, and ensuring reproducible results.

Acknowledgments

Undergraduate Research Scholar

Mentor: Ryan Hayes, Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Feb 28th, 2:30 PM

P-45 Analysis of Heavy Metal in Hair Samples using ICP-OES

Non-communicable diseases such as stroke, heart diseases, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases amount to nearly two-thirds of the total deaths caused by an unhealthy environment. Michigan ranks 25 out of 56 states nationwide in producing total Toxic Inventory releases per square mile, which could be linked to various diseases in our county. Our research aims to develop the methodology for heavy metal analysis in biological samples like hair and nails using Inductively Couple Plasma spectroscopy. Initial analytical studies focus on methods for processing hair samples, calibrating standards, establishing limits of detection, and ensuring reproducible results.