International Scholarly Research Notices / 2012 / Article / Tab 6

Clinical Study

Effect of Salt-Bromide-Iodine Thermal Water Inhalation on Functional and Biochemical Lung Parameters

Table 6

Effect of 12 days treatment with salt-bromide-iodine thermal water on EBC metals concentrations.

MetalsBT (mg/L)AT (mg/L) 𝑃 value

Al1.36 (0.73–2.2)1.4 (1.1–2.3) #ns
Mn0.38 (0.28–0.69)0.5 (0.32–1.0) #ns
Co0.02 (0.006–0.06)0.02 (0.006–0.1) #ns
Sr 0 . 5 6 ± 0 . 0 9 0 . 5 7 ± 0 . 0 6 *ns
Ba 0 . 3 2 ± 0 . 0 8 0 . 3 3 ± 0 . 0 6 *ns
Ca249 (38.5–394)270 (67–348) #ns
Pb 0 . 0 4 3 ± 0 . 0 1 0 . 0 5 8 ± 0 . 0 1 *ns
I 0 . 2 1 ± 0 . 0 7 0 . 3 ± 0 . 1 *ns
Cu 1 . 2 4 ± 0 . 2 1 . 2 5 ± 0 . 3 *ns
Si50 (28.8–69.8)32 (15–62) #ns
Fe2.5 (1.2–7.2)3.1 (1.5–6.3) #ns
Cr 1 . 2 ± 0 . 4 1 . 5 ± 0 . 5 *ns
Ni1.0 (0.3–5.8)1.0 (0.85–6.1) #ns
Rb 0 . 0 9 ± 0 . 0 1 0 . 1 2 ± 0 . 0 2 *ns

Data expressed as median (IQR); IQR: interquartile range or mean ± SE; SE: standard error; #Wilcoxon rank sum test; *Paired t-test; BT: before treatment; AT: after treatment; ns: not significant.