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Element

Element Abundances in Human Hair

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Carbon

540×103 ppm

Oxygen

245×103 ppm

Nitrogen

160×103 ppm

Sulfur

42×103 ppm to 60×103 ppm 

Hydrogen

29×103 ppm

Chlorine

 1×103 ppm to 4.8×103 ppm

Calcium

   150 ppm to 3200 ppm   

Silicon

    20 ppm to 2×103 ppm  

Sodium

    18 ppm to 1700 ppm   

Potassium

   150 ppm to 660 ppm    

Zinc

220 ppm      

Phosphorus

    83 ppm to 165 ppm    

Magnesium

    19 ppm to 160 ppm    

Lead

     3 ppm to 70 ppm     

Bromine

  0.65 ppm to 53 ppm     

Iron

     5 ppm to 45 ppm     

Copper

 19 ppm      

Aluminum

     4 ppm to 29 ppm     

Fluorine

<15 ppm      

Iodine

   0.1 ppm to 15 ppm     

Cesium

  0.37 ppm to 1.1 ppm    

Titanium

  0.08 ppm to 14 ppm     

Boron

  5 ppm      

Mercury

   1.2 ppm to 7.6 ppm    

Nickel

   0.2 ppm to 6.5 ppm    

Selenium

   0.6 ppm to 6 ppm      

Manganese

  0.25 ppm to 5.7 ppm    

Germanium

  2.3 ppm    

Barium

  0.55 ppm to 4 ppm      

Niobium

  2.2 ppm    

Tellurium

 <2 ppm      

Bismuth

  2 ppm      

Silver

 0.005 ppm to 3.8 ppm    

Arsenic

  0.06 ppm to 3.7 ppm    

Chromium

  0.13 ppm to 3.6 ppm    

Antimony

  0.09 ppm to 3 ppm      

Cadmium

  0.24 ppm to 2.7 ppm    

Zirconium

  1.4 ppm    

Gold

0.0017 ppm to 1.8 ppm    

Tin

   0.4 ppm to 1 ppm      

Cobalt

   0.2 ppm to 1 ppm      

Strontium

  0.05 ppm to 0.9 ppm    

Lanthanum

  0.15 ppm to 0.65 ppm   

Rubidium

   0.2 ppm to 0.5 ppm    

Vanadium

0.0045 ppm to 0.5 ppm    

Cerium

  0.25 ppm   

Molybdenum

  0.06 ppm to 0.2 ppm    

Gallium

  0.07 ppm   

Thorium

 <0.02 ppm   

Tungsten

  0.016 ppm  

Thallium

  0.016 ppm  

Beryllium

 0.006 ppm to 0.02 ppm   

Scandium

 <0.003 ppm  

Uranium

  0.00013 ppm

Radium

19×10-9 ppm

Element

Abundances by Element Name in Human Hair

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Aluminum

     4 ppm to 29 ppm     

Antimony

  0.09 ppm to 3 ppm      

Arsenic

  0.06 ppm to 3.7 ppm    

Barium

  0.55 ppm to 4 ppm      

Beryllium

 0.006 ppm to 0.02 ppm   

Bismuth

  2 ppm      

Boron

  5 ppm      

Bromine

  0.65 ppm to 53 ppm     

Cadmium

  0.24 ppm to 2.7 ppm    

Calcium

   150 ppm to 3200 ppm   

Carbon

540×103 ppm

Cerium

  0.25 ppm   

Cesium

  0.37 ppm to 1.1 ppm    

Chlorine

 1×103 ppm to 4.8×103 ppm

Chromium

  0.13 ppm to 3.6 ppm    

Cobalt

   0.2 ppm to 1 ppm      

Copper

 19 ppm      

Fluorine

<15 ppm      

Gallium

  0.07 ppm   

Germanium

  2.3 ppm    

Gold

0.0017 ppm to 1.8 ppm    

Hydrogen

29×103 ppm

Iodine

   0.1 ppm to 15 ppm     

Iron

     5 ppm to 45 ppm     

Lanthanum

  0.15 ppm to 0.65 ppm   

Lead

     3 ppm to 70 ppm     

Magnesium

    19 ppm to 160 ppm    

Manganese

  0.25 ppm to 5.7 ppm    

Mercury

   1.2 ppm to 7.6 ppm    

Molybdenum

  0.06 ppm to 0.2 ppm    

Nickel

   0.2 ppm to 6.5 ppm    

Niobium

  2.2 ppm    

Nitrogen

160×103 ppm

Oxygen

245×103 ppm

Phosphorus

    83 ppm to 165 ppm    

Potassium

   150 ppm to 660 ppm    

Radium

19×10-9 ppm

Rubidium

   0.2 ppm to 0.5 ppm    

Scandium

 <0.003 ppm  

Selenium

   0.6 ppm to 6 ppm      

Silicon

    20 ppm to 2×103 ppm  

Silver

 0.005 ppm to 3.8 ppm    

Sodium

    18 ppm to 1700 ppm   

Strontium

  0.05 ppm to 0.9 ppm    

Sulfur

42×103 ppm to 60×103 ppm 

Tellurium

 <2 ppm      

Thallium

  0.016 ppm  

Thorium

 <0.02 ppm   

Tin

   0.4 ppm to 1 ppm      

Titanium

  0.08 ppm to 14 ppm     

Tungsten

  0.016 ppm  

Uranium

  0.00013 ppm

Vanadium

0.0045 ppm to 0.5 ppm    

Zinc

220 ppm      

Zirconium

  1.4 ppm    

Reference    (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.