Monitoring of residues in animal tissues

Updated 2000-10-25

According to the national residue control programme heavy metals (lead, cadmium, mercury) and organochlorine compounds (HCH, HCB, DDT, PCB, etc) are analyzed from the samples. Investigations are done according to the Council Directive 96/23/EC.

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1998 -
Data collection
1999 - 2003
Data processing
2000 - 2003
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Eija-Riitta Venäläinen
Finnish food safety authority Evira Mustialankatu 3 00790 Helsinki, Finland
Other project contacts
Seija Berg (Evira)

Parameters and Media

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


Regions studied
Terrestrial TDC

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
Data centres
Freshwater TDC
Human Health TDC
Terrestrial TDC
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

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.

Metals: AAS Organo chlorins: Gaschromatography

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

Accredited (Standard 45001)

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

Russia: State Company Mineral Central Kola Expedition Arkhangelskgeologorazvedka Poljarnouralgeologia VNIIOkeangeologia VSEGEI IMGRE St Petersburg State University St. Petersburg Mining Institute Kola Scientific Centre RAS Karelia Scientific Centre RAS Arctic and Antarctic Institute Voeikov Great Geophysical Observatory Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Leningrad regional centres of the Hydrometeorological Survey of North Western Russia. Finland: Helsinki Univesity, geology department Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority Austria: University of Leoben, geology departement Lithuania: Geological Survey of Lithuania Major partners which have a position in the Steering Committee are Department of Natural Resources of the North -West Region Northern Committee of Natural Resources Geological Survey of Finland Geological Survey of Norway

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