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Table 3 Blood references values from ISTISAN 10/22 table.

From: The role of heavy metals and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the oncogenesis of head and neck tumors and thyroid diseases: a pilot study

Metal Min blood threshold value (μg/L) Max blood threshold value (μg/L)
Aluminum 5.93 33.3
Antimony 0.07 0.94
Arsenic 0.4 11.9
Barium 0.5 2.4
Cadmium 0.25 1.97
Chromium 0.12 1.07
Copper 686 1157
Iron 453,519 646,491
Lead 12.8 79.5
Lithium 0.2 1.87
Mercury 1.7 9.9
Nickel 0.14 2.13
Selenium 85.4 277
Strontium 0.63 2.61
Zinc 5189 8337