Metals

Median
µg/g

5th percentile
µg/g

95th percentile
µg/g

Average
µg/g

Standard deviation
µg/g

Aluminum

3,236.425

685.830

8,249.292

3,345.500

2,219.537

Antimony

0.550

0.173

1.423

0.606

0.375

Silver

15.985

2.980

153.707

38.833

55.924

Barium

27.054

13.442

83.421

33.032

20.299

Beryllium

0.109

0.023

0.753

0.196

0.241

Cadmium

2.152

0.153

5.795

2.336

1.942

Calcium

3,083.189

1,272.223

7,700.213

3,605.090

2,042.934

Cerium

3.406

0.623

7.529

3.408

2.269

Chrome

14.221

3.765

70.311

19.557

19.551

Cobalt

165.428

82.568

6,322.123

896.419

1,894.201

Copper

1,024.496

426.567

12,511.666

2,267.023

3,459.290

Tin

1.722

0.748

4.369

1.976

1.080

Iron

5,977.558

2,692.502

73,091.729

13,448.235

20,774.764

Magnesium

420.499

225.000

1,296.397

516.781

302.719

Manganese

371.496

155.996

5,283.831

943.976

1,399.398

Mercury

4.397

1.148

12.820

5.082

3.233

Molybdenum

0.580

0.159

1.556

0.605

0.358

Nickel

20.743

9.076

87.038

32.039

36.190

Lead

67.817

14.606

247.882

83.105

68.651

Thallium

0.081

0.029

0.272

0.101

0.070

Vanadium

66.414

33.740

1,700.389

251.621

481.847

Zinc

328.491

193.945

942.206

384.415

245.468

Table 2: Metals contents in the hair of hand miners