Hou, XL (reprint author), ACAD SINICA,INST HIGH ENERGY PHYS,POB 2732,BEIJING 100080,PEOPLES R CHINA.
The contents of bromine and iodine in samples of heart, liver, spleen, lung, muscle, and hair from healthy adults living in Beijing, China, were determined using epithermal neutron activation analysis. The results indicate that the contents of bromine in lung and iodine in liver are higher than those in other tissues, except human hair. The bromine contents in Beijing human tissues are significantly lower than those in other countries. The contents of iodine are slightly lower than those in other countries, but the difference is not significant. Three biological standard reference materials were simultaneously determined with the samples, and our results agree well with the certified values.