A geological study evidenced the presence of thallium (Tl) at concentrations of concern in groundwaters near Valdicastello (Tuscany) due to Tl-bearing pyrite ores occurring in the abandoned mining sites of the area. In September 2014 Tl contamination was also found in the tap water distributed in the same area (from 2 to 10 μg/L). Here we report the results of the exposure study carried out using ICP-MS aimed at quantifying Tl levels in 150 urine and 318 hair samples from the population of Valdicastello-Pietrasanta.

L' ESPOSIZIONE UMANA AL TALLIO ATTRAVERSO L’ACQUA POTABILE: IL CASO DI VALDICASTELLO CARDUCCI E PIETRASANTA (LUCCA)

GIANNECCHINI, ROBERTO;D'ORAZIO, MASSIMO;PETRINI, RICCARDO;
2016

Abstract

A geological study evidenced the presence of thallium (Tl) at concentrations of concern in groundwaters near Valdicastello (Tuscany) due to Tl-bearing pyrite ores occurring in the abandoned mining sites of the area. In September 2014 Tl contamination was also found in the tap water distributed in the same area (from 2 to 10 μg/L). Here we report the results of the exposure study carried out using ICP-MS aimed at quantifying Tl levels in 150 urine and 318 hair samples from the population of Valdicastello-Pietrasanta.
Campanella, Beatrice; Onor, Massimo; Mascherpa, Marco Carlo; D’ Ulivo, Alessandro; Giannecchini, Roberto; D'Orazio, Massimo; Petrini, Riccardo; Bramanti, Emilia
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