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  1. Distribution of cadmium in the food chain (soil-plant-human) of a cadmium exposed area and the health risks of the general population.

    Article - En anglais

    Since 1960, extensive caldium emissions from a factory producing fluorescent substances and cadmium pigments resulted in cadmium accumulation in the urban area of Bad Liebenstein.

    We show cadmium exposure of soils and plants in Bad Liebenstein and the meadows near the Grumbach brook.

    Lettuce and parsley from Bad Liebenstein contained 6-and 9-fold levels of cadmium (2140 and 1194 mug/kg dry matter) when compared with control plants.

    Vegetables from gardens in the immediate vicinity of the Grumbach brook contained cadmium levels which partly exceeded the limit values of the Federal Office of Health.

    The cadmium status of the inhabitants of Bad Liebenstein was tested by means of hair, whole blood and urine samples.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Cadmium, Métal lourd, Polluant, Environnement, Chaîne alimentaire, Allemagne, Europe, Industrie chimique, Zone résidentielle, Milieu urbain, Evaluation, Facteur risque, Toxicité, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cadmium, Heavy metal, Pollutant, Environment, Trophic chain, Germany, Europe, Chemical industry, Residential zone, Urban environment, Evaluation, Risk factor, Toxicity, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0694917

    Code Inist : 002B03M01. Création : 09/06/1995.