|Document ID (ISN)||77009|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Skerfving S., Bencko V., Vahter M., SchŘtz A., Gerhardsson L.
||Environmental health in the Baltic region - Toxic metals
||1999, Vol.25, Suppl.3, p.40-64. Illus. 199 ref.
||Recent reports on concentrations of lead, cadmium, methylmercury, arsenic and nickel in some biological media in populations of the Baltic region are reviewed. In particular, children in parts of Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany have uptakes of lead sufficient to cause adverse effects on the central nervous system and kidneys. Cadmium exposure is also high in Poland. Methylmercury uptake is dependent upon the intake of fish in Sweden and Finland, as well as along the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. There are some indications of immunotoxic effects. However, fish also contain other immunomodulating agents. Exposure to arsenic seems to be low everywhere in the Baltic region. There is high nickel exposure in northern Russia.
||nickel; arsenic; lead; cadmium; toxic substances; environmental pollution; methylmercury
||neurotoxic effects; Russian Federation; Czech Republic; determination in biological matter; ingestion; nephrotoxic effects; immunotoxic effects; Germany
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Czech Republic; Sweden|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Nickel and compounds
Cadmium and compounds
Lead and compounds
Arsenic and compounds