Lead Content of Human Hair (1871-1971)

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Science  06 Oct 1972:
Vol. 178, Issue 4056, pp. 69-70
DOI: 10.1126/science.178.4056.69


Samples of antique and contemporary human hair were analyzed for lead by atomic absorption spectroscopy. Antique hair contained a significantly greater amount of lead than did contemporary hair.