Michael Durand michael.durand at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri May 30 12:00:43 EST 2003

Hello everyone -

Toxicology / toxicokinetics of Rubidium

I am investigating the health effects of acute exposure to volcanic 
gases.  Most past research has concentrated on the effects of acid gases 
such as SO2, HCl, HF etc.; we're looking for changes in blood and urine 
levels of trace elements following exposure.  Arsenic and mercury have 
been used as biomarkers before, but we want to look for aluminium and 
rubidium too.

Literature on toxicology and toxicokinetics of Rb is hard to find!  Can 
anyone point me in the direction of any reviews of this element?

Thank you

Michael Durand


Dr Michael Durand
Natural Hazards Research Centre
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Canterbury
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