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Table 1 Beryllium contents in blood and serum of ten individuals. Averages of triplicate measurements with standard deviations are given.

From: Graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry as a routine method for the quantification of beryllium in blood and serum

Sample Sex Smoker Blood (μg L-1) Serum (μg L-1)
1 F SŦ 0.71 ± 0.09 0.49 ± 0.08
2 F NSŧ 0.64 ± 0.09 0.43 ± 0.09
3 F S 0.74 ± 0.06 0.45 ± 0.08
4 F NS 0.67 ± 0.08 0.40 ± 0.08
5 F NS 0.57 ± 0.06 0.46 ± 0.09
6 M NS 0.68 ± 0.04 0.40 ± 0.05
7 F NS 0.64 ± 0.08 0.41 ± 0.04
8 F NS 0.67 ± 0.09 0.42 ± 0.04
9 F NS 0.48 ± 0.06 0.43 ± 0.03
10 M NS 0.55 ± 0.07 0.42 ± 0.06
  Mean   0.63 ± 0.08 0.43 ± 0.03
  1. Female; Male; Ŧ Smoker; ŧ non smoker.