AMAP Human Health Programme for Greenland 2000

Updated 2000-06-19

Analysis of POP and heavy metals, in men and women (pregnant and non-pregnant), time and spatial trends, lifestyle factors, diet and smoking, biomarkers

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project
Comments and additional information:

focus on East Greenland

Time frame

Project time span
2000 - 2001
Data collection
2000 - 2000
Data processing
2000 - 2001
Data reporting
2001 - 2001

Contact information

Contact person
Jens Carl Hansen
Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine Aarhus University Vennelyst Boulevard 6 Aarhus Denmark
+45 8942 6160
+45 8942 6199
Other project contacts
alternative contact phone number: +45 8942 6172 / 6157 alternative contact e-mails: / Other project contact: Professor Peter Bjerregaard, DICE

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Biological effects
Heavy metals
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Human media
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.



Regions studied
Human Health TDC
Other areas
Specific focus on Eastern Greeenland
Stations or areas where observations are made

Angmassalik and Scoresbysund

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
Data centres
Human Health TDC
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Deutch B, Hansen JC. High human plasma levels of organochlorine compounds in Greenland. Danish Medical Bulletin, vol47,#2, April 2000,
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
Specimen banking information

Blood samples at -80 C, for 10 years

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

Sampling and analysis are carried out according to protocol described in Human Health Programme 1997-99

QA/QC Information (what QA/QC procedures are implemented, laboratories involvment in QA/QC activities, model verification/validation routines, etc.)

OA/QC according to Human Health Programme protocol

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Danish Polar Centre DICE

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