Human exposure to cntaminants in the traditional Greenland diet

Updated 2010-03-01

The objective is to develope a tool that can be used as individual dietary advice. The tool can be used by health services, but also by individual internet users. The exposure can be calculate based on the food item intake, and the exposure will be compared with tolerable-acceptable intake limits

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
2010 - 2010
Data collection
1999 - 2008
Data processing
2010 - 2010
Data reporting
2010 - 2010

Contact information

Contact person
Frank Riget
Section Contaminants, Effects and Marine Mammals Department of Arctic Environment National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus Frederiksborgvej 399 PO. Box 358 DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
Tel: +45 4630 1948 (direct)
Fax: +45 4630 1914

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Heavy metals
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Marine fish
Marine mammals
Terrestrial birds
Terrestrial mammals


Regions studied
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
The project is based on data collected in the years around 2000 and have been included in AMAP's earlier HM and POPs assessments
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
Specimen banking information

You have to contact our institute

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

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

Dr. Med. Sci. Karin Ladefoged, Dronning Ingrids Hospital, Nuuk, Grønland, Formand for Greenland Institute of Health Research (GIHR) Dr. Med. Sci. Gert Mulvad, Distriktslæge, Lægeklinikken Nuuk, Formand for det Grønlandske Ernæringsråd

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