Spit; scientific name: Saliva
Saliva sample
Photo: UKM Münster

Via element analysis in saliva release of alloy components of dental (prothesis) materials can be assessed.

Internal body burden cannot be inferred from substance concentrations in saliva.

Sampling area

Sampling sites (humans) 4 university cities as sampling areas.


Metals Eighty percent of all elements on earth are metals

Sampling period

1984 - 2004