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Element

Element Abundances in Human Muscle

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Carbon

670×103 ppm

Oxygen

160×103 ppm

Hydrogen

93×103 ppm

Nitrogen

72×103 ppm

Potassium

16×103 ppm

Sulfur

  5×103 ppm to 11×103 ppm 

Sodium

2.6×103 ppm to 7.8×103 ppm

Phosphorus

      3 ppm to 8.5×103 ppm

Chlorine

  2×103 ppm to 5.2×103 ppm

Magnesium

900 ppm      

Calcium

    140 ppm to 700 ppm    

Zinc

240 ppm      

Iron

180 ppm      

Silicon

    100 ppm to 200 ppm    

Rubidium

     20 ppm to 70 ppm     

Aluminum

    0.7 ppm to 28 ppm     

Copper

 10 ppm      

Bromine

  7.7 ppm    

Lead

   0.23 ppm to 3.3 ppm    

Cadmium

   0.14 ppm to 3.2 ppm    

Titanium

    0.9 ppm to 2.2 ppm    

Nickel

      1 ppm to 2 ppm      

Tin

   0.33 ppm to 2.4 ppm    

Manganese

    0.2 ppm to 2.3 ppm    

Selenium

   0.42 ppm to 1.9 ppm    

Cesium

   0.07 ppm to 1.6 ppm    

Boron

   0.33 ppm to 1 ppm      

Chromium

  0.024 ppm to 0.84 ppm   

Mercury

   0.02 ppm to 0.7 ppm    

Cobalt

  0.028 ppm to 0.65 ppm   

Arsenic

  0.009 ppm to 0.65 ppm   

Iodine

   0.05 ppm to 0.5 ppm    

Strontium

   0.12 ppm to 0.35 ppm   

Silver

  0.009 ppm to 0.28 ppm   

Germanium

  0.14 ppm   

Niobium

  0.14 ppm   

Antimony

  0.042 ppm to 0.19 ppm   

Barium

  0.09 ppm   

Zirconium

  0.08 ppm   

Thallium

  0.07 ppm   

Fluorine

  0.05 ppm   

Bismuth

  0.032 ppm  

Lithium

  0.023 ppm  

Vanadium

  0.02 ppm   

Yttrium

  0.02 ppm   

Molybdenum

  0.018 ppm  

Tellurium

  0.017 ppm  

Gallium

  0.0014 ppm 

Uranium

  0.0009 ppm 

Beryllium

  0.00075 ppm

Lanthanum

  0.0004 ppm 

Radium

0.23×10-9 ppm

Element

Abundances by Element Name in Human Muscle

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Aluminum

    0.7 ppm to 28 ppm     

Antimony

  0.042 ppm to 0.19 ppm   

Arsenic

  0.009 ppm to 0.65 ppm   

Barium

  0.09 ppm   

Beryllium

  0.00075 ppm

Bismuth

  0.032 ppm  

Boron

   0.33 ppm to 1 ppm      

Bromine

  7.7 ppm    

Cadmium

   0.14 ppm to 3.2 ppm    

Calcium

    140 ppm to 700 ppm    

Carbon

670×103 ppm

Cesium

   0.07 ppm to 1.6 ppm    

Chlorine

  2×103 ppm to 5.2×103 ppm

Chromium

  0.024 ppm to 0.84 ppm   

Cobalt

  0.028 ppm to 0.65 ppm   

Copper

 10 ppm      

Fluorine

  0.05 ppm   

Gallium

  0.0014 ppm 

Germanium

  0.14 ppm   

Hydrogen

93×103 ppm

Iodine

   0.05 ppm to 0.5 ppm    

Iron

180 ppm      

Lanthanum

  0.0004 ppm 

Lead

   0.23 ppm to 3.3 ppm    

Lithium

  0.023 ppm  

Magnesium

900 ppm      

Manganese

    0.2 ppm to 2.3 ppm    

Mercury

   0.02 ppm to 0.7 ppm    

Molybdenum

  0.018 ppm  

Nickel

      1 ppm to 2 ppm      

Niobium

  0.14 ppm   

Nitrogen

72×103 ppm

Oxygen

160×103 ppm

Phosphorus

      3 ppm to 8.5×103 ppm

Potassium

16×103 ppm

Radium

0.23×10-9 ppm

Rubidium

     20 ppm to 70 ppm     

Selenium

   0.42 ppm to 1.9 ppm    

Silicon

    100 ppm to 200 ppm    

Silver

  0.009 ppm to 0.28 ppm   

Sodium

2.6×103 ppm to 7.8×103 ppm

Strontium

   0.12 ppm to 0.35 ppm   

Sulfur

  5×103 ppm to 11×103 ppm 

Tellurium

  0.017 ppm  

Thallium

  0.07 ppm   

Tin

   0.33 ppm to 2.4 ppm    

Titanium

    0.9 ppm to 2.2 ppm    

Uranium

  0.0009 ppm 

Vanadium

  0.02 ppm   

Yttrium

  0.02 ppm   

Zinc

240 ppm      

Zirconium

  0.08 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.