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Table 1 Concentration and natural distribution of beryllium in the human serum of non-exposed individuals.

From: Study on the effects of nitrilotriproprionic acid and 4,5-dihydroxy-1,3-benzene disulphonate on the fractionation of beryllium in human serum using graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry

Sample Sex Smoking Serum (μg L-1) LMW (%) HMW (%)
1 F S 0.54 (0.08) 22 (2) 78 (3)
2 F NS 0.46 (0.04) 24 (3) 76 (3)
3 F S 0.47 (0.09) 19 (1) 81 (1)
4 F NS 0.42 (0.05) 24 (2) 76 (2)
5 F NS 0.49 (0.07) 21 (2) 79 (2)
6 M NS 0.44 (0.02) 25 (3) 75 (3)
7 F NS 0.45 (0.01) 25 (3) 75 (3)
8 F NS 0.44 (0.01) 19 (1) 81 (1)
9 F NS 0.46 (0.01) 24 (3) 76 (3)
10 M NS 0.45 (0.01) 16 (3) 84 (3)
11 M S 0.78 (0.03) 23 (4) 77 (4)
12 F NS 0.69 (0.03) 21 (5) 79 (5)
13 M S 0.45 (0.04) 20 (3 80 (3)
14 M S 0.86 (0.01) 21 (3) 79 (3)
Mean 0.53 (0.14) 21 (3) 79 (3)
  1. F = female; M = male; S = smoking; NS = non smoking