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SRP. 2020; 11(11): 1818-1820

Cadmium and Selenium Levels in Blood Smokers of Water Pipe (Hookah) in Baghdad

Hiba Yousef Saleh, Ghaidaa Neamah Kadhim, Hadeel Ahmed Hasan.


The study aims to assess the level of trace elements such as cadmium and selenium, which become toxic whenever they rise above the normal level in the human body. Blood samples were taken for a group of young smoker’s shisha, whose ages range between 20-45 years, and the amount of cadmium and selenium in these samples was examined by the flame atomic spectroscopy device where There was a large percentage of these elements in the blood of person who smoke when compared to blood samples of person who do not use cigarettes and shisha, and this indicates that smoking shisha leads to an increase in the level of selenium and cadmium in the blood.

Key words: Cadmium and selenium, shisha, atomic flame absorption spectrophotometer

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