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Impact of low level radiation on concentrations of some trace elements in radiation workers.

Abstract

Introduction

Small variations in trace element levels may cause important physiological changes in the human body. This study aims to evaluate five important trace elements in radiation workers.

Method

In this study, 44 radiation workers and an equal number of non-radiation workers were selected as the case and control group, respectively. The concentrations of iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, and selenium in the serum of the participants were measured using an Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS).

Results

The mean concentrations of iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, and selenium for the case group were 107.3 µg/dl, 2.3 mg/dl, 80.9 µg/dl, 112.6 µg/dl and 216.7 ng/ml, respectively. The results for the control group were 121.9 µg/dl, 2.3 mg/dl, 82.3 µg/dl, 112.8 µg/dl and 225.2 ng/ml, respectively.

Conclusions

The mean concentration of iron in the case group was significantly lower than the control group (p-value = 0.012), while the concentrations of other elements in both of the groups were not significantly different. In the case group, except magnesium (p-value = 0.021), no significant relationship was found between age and the elemental concentrations. According to Spearman's test, there was a meaningful statistical correlation between the sex and concentration of iron, Mg, Zn, and Se. Also, the correlation between the concentration of magnesium and the weights of radiation workers was significant (p-value =0.044).

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Department of Medical Physics, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran. Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

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Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

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Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

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Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences , Torbat Heydariyeh, Iran.

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Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Paramedical School, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

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Department of Radiology, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.

Department of Laboratory Sciences, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.

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MeSH

Adult
Case-Control Studies
Copper
Female
Humans
Iron
Magnesium
Male
Middle Aged
Occupational Exposure
Radiation Exposure
Risk Assessment
Selenium
Spectrophotometry, Atomic
Trace Elements
Young Adult
Zinc

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29790308

Citation

Rostampour, Nima, et al. "Impact of Low Level Radiation On Concentrations of some Trace Elements in Radiation Workers." Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology, vol. 12, no. 3, 2018, pp. 187-192.
Rostampour N, Almasi T, Rostampour M, et al. Impact of low level radiation on concentrations of some trace elements in radiation workers. J Exp Ther Oncol. 2018;12(3):187-192.
Rostampour, N., Almasi, T., Rostampour, M., Sadeghi, H. R., Khodamoradi, E., Razi, R., & Derakhsh, Z. (2018). Impact of low level radiation on concentrations of some trace elements in radiation workers. Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology, 12(3), pp. 187-192.
Rostampour N, et al. Impact of Low Level Radiation On Concentrations of some Trace Elements in Radiation Workers. J Exp Ther Oncol. 2018;12(3):187-192. PubMed PMID: 29790308.
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