National Environmental Monitoring Programme in Sweden. The objective of the project is to follow time trends of available metals in vegetation and reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in Lapland, Sweden. Analysed metals in liver and muscle samples are: Al, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Mg, Mn, Ni,Hg, Pb, Zn. Analyses were performed on a continuous basis until 2005. Since then there has only been a collection of samples to be stored in the Environmental Specimen Bank (ESB) at the Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM).
Museum of Natural History (NRM) The Department of Contaminant Research and The Environmental Specimen Bank, Box 50007 104 05 Stockholm Sweden
Eva Brorström-Lundén, Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) Box 53021, 400 14 Göteborg, Sweden Phone: +4631-725 62 30, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ylva Lind NRM, Environmental Specimen Bank (ESB) Phone:+468 5195 4113, E-mail: email@example.com
Anna Hellström, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency S-106 48 Stockholm Sweden, Phone: +46106981139, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tove Lundeberg (AMAP representative) Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Phone: +46106981611, E-mail: email@example.com
Al, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, Zn and Hg in reindeer, Rangifer tarandus, liver, muscle; chlorobensene, HCBD, PCB, DDT, HCH, PBDE, dioxins, furans, endosulphan, heptachlor, pentachlorfenol, PAH
Data and data format describing are available (in Swedish) on the Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) website (https://dvsb.ivl.se/Registersida) until the beginning of 2018, and then at the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) website: (https://www.sgu.se/en/), Contact also: firstname.lastname@example.org
Time trends of metals in liver and muscle of reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) from northern and central Lappland, Sweden 1983-2005. Swedish Museum of Natural History - Contaminant Research Group, 2006. Reports are available on NRM website (http://www.nrm.se/download/18.2691ae061128ee43c4e8000750/1367705035887/Ren-metall2007.pdf) and on Swedish EPA DiVA portal: (http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:naturvardsverket:diva-59)
Informations about specimen banking are on NRM ESB website: (http://www.nrm.se/en/forskningochsamlingar/miljoforskningochovervakning/miljoprovbanken.9000848.html)
For more information contact: email@example.com
Procedures and methodology are available on Swedish EPA website (in Swedish):(http://www.naturvardsverket.se/Stod-i-miljoarbetet/Vagledningar/Miljoovervakning/Handledning/Metoder/Undersokningstyper/)
Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL), Swedish EPA, NRM, SGU
Occasionally analyses are also done concerning levels of DDT, PCB and Pesticides. Reindeer samples are gathered once per year in connection with sluaghter. The samples are stored in the Environmental Specimen Bank at the Swedish museum of Natural History. The program is part of SEPA:s program for monitoring in the mountains. During 2007 a screening of organic compounds was carried out on samples saved in the Environmental Specimen Bank between 1987-2006. Reindeer muscle samples from Abisko were investigated. Chlorobensene, HCBD, PCB, DDT, HCH, PBDE, dioxins, furans, endosulphan, heptachlor, pentachlorfenol and PAH were analysed to determine amounts and concentrations. Since 2013 samples are collected from two areas: northern and southern Lappland.