Environmental Assessment of the Content of Trace Elements in the Components of the Ecosystem of the Vilyuy Region of Yakutia

Yana B. Legostaeva, Sardana V. Markova, Olesya V. Shadrinova

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2020;10(3):281-286.
DOI: 10.21103/Article10(3)_OA17
Originally published September 10, 2020


The article analyzes the content of chemical elements in the main abiotic components of the ecosystem and a group of chemical elements and their compounds that determine the development of microelementosis and affect the health of the population of the Vilyuysky district of Yakutia.
The biomaterial was analyzed on the basis of a combination of two methods of atomic absorption and emission spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma and with the determination of the content of total and mobile forms of trace elements.
During the research, it was concluded that the health of the population is affected by the accumulation of mobile forms of trace elements, which are genetically inherited from the underlying rocks and accumulate in the main abiotic components of the ecosystem. Fe, Al, Si, Ti make up the groundmass and structure of aluminosilicate minerals. Na, K and Li together with Cl are the main components of mineral salts used for food. Ca and Mg are alkaline earth elements that are the main components of the Mesozoic carbonate rocks and are widely distributed throughout the Vilyuy region of Yakutia.

microelementoses • eco-dependent diseases • alases • cryogenic soils
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