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Session

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Event Website

https://www.andrews.edu/services/research/research_events/conferences/urs_honors_poster_symposium/index.html

Start Date

3-26-2021 2:20 PM

End Date

3-26-2021 2:40 PM

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Description

Exposure to heavy metals such as mercury, lead, and arsenic can negatively affect the structure and function of cells, tissues, and organs. Such heavy metals can be excreted from the hair as metabolic products during its growth process thus hair analysis is thought to be a reliable indicator for the environmental accumulation of heavy metals. Our research aims to develop a methodology to quantify heavy metal concentrations found in biological samples using Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy. Current research involves preparing hair samples for analysis and creating calibration curves for heavy metals through a process that is accurate, precise, and easily replicated.

Acknowledgments

Advisor: Ryan T. Hayes

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Biochemistry Commons

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Mar 26th, 2:20 PM Mar 26th, 2:40 PM

Analysis of Heavy Metal in Hair Samples using ICP OES

Exposure to heavy metals such as mercury, lead, and arsenic can negatively affect the structure and function of cells, tissues, and organs. Such heavy metals can be excreted from the hair as metabolic products during its growth process thus hair analysis is thought to be a reliable indicator for the environmental accumulation of heavy metals. Our research aims to develop a methodology to quantify heavy metal concentrations found in biological samples using Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy. Current research involves preparing hair samples for analysis and creating calibration curves for heavy metals through a process that is accurate, precise, and easily replicated.

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