Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Lab
The main goals of the research activity currently developed at the Laboratory of Elemental Analysis by Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence are the following:
- to assess elemental concentrations in animal tissues in the study of interactions between environmental exposures and bone diseases, and between diseases, such as osteoporosis and diabetes;
- to use trace element concentrations profile determined by WDXRF in diseased and healthy tissues, in order to discriminate between healthy and diseased tissues and predict alterations in malignant tissue;
- to study the relationships between environmental exposures to chemical and physical pollutants and mortality and morbidity in the Portuguese population;
- to validate analytical techniques following ICH guidelines, for the assessment of impurities in pharmaceutical products, food supplements and herbal medicines.