Human bioaccumulation of mercury and cadmium

Updated 2005-10-03

In Greenland the human intake of mercury and cadmium from local diet is high. In an autopsy study, mercury and cadmium concentrations in humans has been analyzed. This study will make it possible to assess to what extent the high intake of mercury and cadmium is reflected in human tissue.

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
2005 - 2005
Data collection
1994 - 1995
Data processing
2005 - 2005
Data reporting
2005 - 2005

Contact information

Contact person
Poul Johansen
Address
NERI Frederiksborgvej 399 4000, Roskilde, Denmark
Phone
+45 46301936
Fax
+45 46301914
Email
kd.umd@jop

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Heavy metals
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Human media

Geography

Regions studied
Greenland

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
no
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
Data are so far only kept by the project participants.
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
Other institutes involved in the project

Centre for Arctic Environmental Medicine, Aarhus, Denmark

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