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Element

Element Abundances in Human Bone

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Carbon

360×103 ppm

Oxygen

285×103 ppm

Calcium

170×103 ppm

Hydrogen

52×103 ppm

Nitrogen

43×103 ppm

Phosphorus

     62 ppm to 71×103 ppm

Sodium

10×103 ppm

Fluorine

  2×103 ppm to 12×103 ppm

Potassium

2100 ppm      

Sulfur

    500 ppm to 2400 ppm  

Magnesium

    700 ppm to 1800 ppm  

Chlorine

 900 ppm      

Iron

      3 ppm to 380 ppm   

Zinc

     75 ppm to 170 ppm   

Strontium

     36 ppm to 140 ppm   

Manganese

    0.2 ppm to 100 ppm   

Barium

      3 ppm to 70 ppm    

Iodine

  21 ppm      

Silicon

  17 ppm      

Lead

    3.6 ppm to 30 ppm    

Chromium

    0.1 ppm to 33 ppm    

Aluminum

      4 ppm to 27 ppm    

Copper

      1 ppm to 26 ppm    

Bromine

   6.7 ppm    

Selenium

      1 ppm to 9 ppm     

Scandium

  0.001 ppm to 6 ppm     

Cerium

   2.7 ppm    

Rubidium

    0.1 ppm to 5 ppm     

Boron

    1.1 ppm to 3.3 ppm   

Cadmium

   1.8 ppm    

Tin

   1.4 ppm    

Nickel

  <0.7 ppm    

Molybdenum

  <0.7 ppm    

Mercury

   0.45 ppm   

Antimony

   0.01 ppm to 0.6 ppm   

Silver

   0.01 ppm to 0.44 ppm  

Bismuth

  <0.2 ppm    

Zirconium

  <0.1 ppm    

Yttrium

   0.07 ppm   

Niobium

  <0.07 ppm   

Arsenic

   0.08 ppm to 1.6 ppm   

Uranium

0.00016 ppm to 0.07 ppm  

Cesium

  0.013 ppm to 0.052 ppm 

Cobalt

   0.01 ppm to 0.04 ppm  

Gold

   0.016 ppm  

Thorium

  0.002 ppm to 0.012 ppm 

Vanadium

   0.0035 ppm 

Beryllium

   0.003 ppm  

Thallium

   0.002 ppm  

Tungsten

   0.00025 ppm

Radium

4×10-9 ppm

Element

Abundances by Element Name in Human Bone

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Aluminum

      4 ppm to 27 ppm    

Antimony

   0.01 ppm to 0.6 ppm   

Arsenic

   0.08 ppm to 1.6 ppm   

Barium

      3 ppm to 70 ppm    

Beryllium

   0.003 ppm  

Bismuth

  <0.2 ppm    

Boron

    1.1 ppm to 3.3 ppm   

Bromine

   6.7 ppm    

Cadmium

   1.8 ppm    

Calcium

170×103 ppm

Carbon

360×103 ppm

Cerium

   2.7 ppm    

Cesium

  0.013 ppm to 0.052 ppm 

Chlorine

 900 ppm      

Chromium

    0.1 ppm to 33 ppm    

Cobalt

   0.01 ppm to 0.04 ppm  

Copper

      1 ppm to 26 ppm    

Fluorine

  2×103 ppm to 12×103 ppm

Gold

   0.016 ppm  

Hydrogen

52×103 ppm

Iodine

  21 ppm      

Iron

      3 ppm to 380 ppm   

Lead

    3.6 ppm to 30 ppm    

Magnesium

    700 ppm to 1800 ppm  

Manganese

    0.2 ppm to 100 ppm   

Mercury

   0.45 ppm   

Molybdenum

  <0.7 ppm    

Nickel

  <0.7 ppm    

Niobium

  <0.07 ppm   

Nitrogen

43×103 ppm

Oxygen

285×103 ppm

Phosphorus

     62 ppm to 71×103 ppm

Potassium

2100 ppm      

Radium

4×10-9 ppm

Rubidium

    0.1 ppm to 5 ppm     

Scandium

  0.001 ppm to 6 ppm     

Selenium

      1 ppm to 9 ppm     

Silicon

  17 ppm      

Silver

   0.01 ppm to 0.44 ppm  

Sodium

10×103 ppm

Strontium

     36 ppm to 140 ppm   

Sulfur

    500 ppm to 2400 ppm  

Thallium

   0.002 ppm  

Thorium

  0.002 ppm to 0.012 ppm 

Tin

   1.4 ppm    

Tungsten

   0.00025 ppm

Uranium

0.00016 ppm to 0.07 ppm  

Vanadium

   0.0035 ppm 

Yttrium

   0.07 ppm   

Zinc

     75 ppm to 170 ppm   

Zirconium

  <0.1 ppm    

References    (Click the button next to a value above to see complete citation information for that entry)

Bowen, H. J. M. Environmental Chemistry of the Elements. London: Academic Press, Inc., 1979.

Emsley, John. The Elements, 3rd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.