Cadmium concentrations in blood samples from an East Greenlandic population.

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Source
Dan Med Bull. 1985 Oct;32(5):277-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-1985
Author
J C Hansen
H C Wulf
N. Kromann
K. Albøge
Source
Dan Med Bull. 1985 Oct;32(5):277-9
Date
Oct-1985
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Animals
Cadmium - blood
Cadmium Poisoning - blood
Female
Fishes
Food Contamination
Food Habits
Greenland
Humans
Male
Seals, Earless
Smoking
Abstract
An analysis for cadmium was made of 101 human blood samples from the district of Angmagssalik, East Greenland, and 29 from East Greenlanders living temporarily in Copenhagen. No relationship could be found between concentrations of blood cadmium and ethnic origin (Eskimos--Danes), sex, age or amount of seal eaten. Only smoking habits were reflected, as a median of 2.2 micrograms/l was found in smokers and 1.1 in non-smokers. Since analyses of organs from seals have suggested that the WHO provisional, tolerable weekly intake is exceeded by a factor as high as 10 as a result of seal eating, it is surprising that seal eating is without any effect on the blood concentration.
PubMed ID
4053702 View in PubMed
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