Sweden Metals in Reindeers

Updated 2012-07-19

Metals in tissue samples from reindeer are analyzed at 3 sites along the mountain ridge once per year. The Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM) organizes this work and stores some of the material, and the Swedish Veterinary Institute (SVA) performs chemical analyses on some of the tissues. Reindeer samples are gathered once per year in connection with sluaghter. The samples are stored by NRM and on some material the National Veterinary Institute (SVA) make analyses. The program is part of SEPA:s program for monitoring in the mountains Analyses: Al, Ca, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mo, Ni, Pb, V, Zn, Hg every year, PCB, dioxiner, DDT 1/5yr Sampling sites: Abisko, Ammarnäs, Funäsdalen Intensity: 1/year, at slaughter

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Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

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Metals, PCH, dioxines, DDT

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Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL), Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM), Swedish Veterinary Institute (SVA)

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