13 15 34 2 Multi-element stable isotope analyses of δ C, δ N, δ Sand δ H values were performed along scalp hair strands to detect isotopic changes resulting from different stays abroad. One hair strand with a hair length of more than 50 cm originated from a German woman, who frequently made long-distance travels of 1 to 4 weeks. The second hair strand with a length of 15 cm was taken from a Japanese woman who went to Germany for a period of some months. Stable isotopic influences due to the stays abroad were clearly reflected in the 5-mm segments along the proximal part of the hair strand; whereas in the more distal parts, the isotopic influences were blurred. This can be regarded as the result of the highly variable intra-individual hair growth rate of single hairs of at least ± 30% compared to the mean growth rate. Consequently, the initial isotope signal obtained by short stays abroad became rapidly attenuated in the more distal parts of the hair strand. Furthermore, decreasing sulphur content associated with higher sulphur isotope values was observed with increasing hair length. The isotope shifts along the scalp hair strand, provoked by dietary changes
International Journal of Legal Medicine – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 6, 2018
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