Strontium in 19th century Australian children’s teeth

Williams, A. M-M, Donlon, D. A., Bennett, C. M. and Siegele, R. 2002, Strontium in 19th century Australian children’s teeth, Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research. Section B: beam interactions with materials and atoms, vol. 190, no. 1-4, pp. 453-457, doi: 10.1016/S0168-583X(01)01317-9.

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Title Strontium in 19th century Australian children’s teeth
Author(s) Williams, A. M-M
Donlon, D. A.
Bennett, C. M.ORCID iD for Bennett, C. M.
Siegele, R.
Journal name Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research. Section B: beam interactions with materials and atoms
Volume number 190
Issue number 1-4
Start page 453
End page 457
Total pages 5
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publication date 2002-05
ISSN 0168-583X
Summary The enamel of teeth from 57 children, who died in the mid to late 1800s, were analysed to investigate strontium (Sr) concentrations in historic teeth. Teeth were analysed using proton induced X-ray emission at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). Where available, multiple teeth were analysed for each individual including permanent (molars and premolars) and deciduous teeth (molars). Preliminary results show that Sr does not appear to be affected by the postmortem environment. Sr levels in permanent molars strongly correlate with levels in the premolars but not with the deciduous molars. Concerns are raised over the large variation seen in Sr levels and the effect it would have on the interpretation of Sr levels in studies with small sample sizes.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/S0168-583X(01)01317-9
Field of Research 111602 Human Biophysics
029903 Medical Physics
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, Elsevier Science B.V.
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