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Mercury, arsenic, lead and cadmium in fish and shellfish from the Adriatic Sea
The aim was to measure concentrations of total mercury, total arsenic, lead and cadmium in common edible fresh fish and shellfish from various areas of the Adriatic Sea. Estimates of intake of theseExpand
Toxic and essential metal concentrations in four tissues of red deer ( Cervus elaphus ) from Baranja, Croatia
Results showed age-related accumulations of renal cortex Cd and Zn, bone Pb, and muscle Zn were significantly associated, and concentrations ofCd and Pb in muscle tissue were significantly correlated with Fe content. Expand
Chelators as antidotes of metal toxicity: therapeutic and experimental aspects.
It has been shown in experiments using young and adult animals that metal toxicity and chelation effects could be influenced by age, which may have a bearing in the design of new therapeutic chelation protocols for metal toxicity. Expand
Heavy metal concentrations in ground beetles, leaf litter, and soil of a forest ecosystem.
Significant differences in species metal concentrations were found for species that differ in feeding strategies and age based on breeding season and emergence of young adults in Medvednica Nature Park, Croatia. Expand
Uptake of cadmium, copper, iron, manganese, and zinc in mushrooms (Boletaceae) from Croatian forest soil.
It is assumed that Cd intake through moderate mushroom consumption remains below suggested Provisional Tolerable Weekly Intake (FAO/WHO), because no significant correlations for Cd, Cu, Zn, and Fe between mushrooms and soil were found. Expand
Comparison of two extraction procedures for determination of trace metals in soil by atomic absorption spectrometry.
The study compares nitric acid and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid extraction of forest soils for the analysis of trace metals Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Pb, and Cd and shows that both extracting procedures are only partially effective for most of the measured trace elements in soil. Expand
Comparison of calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, zinc, and creatinine concentration in 24-h and spot urine samples in women
Although replacing burdensome 24-h urine collection with spot urine sampling might not provide the solution in all cases, the results show that for the elements analyzed, spot urine could be a reliable alternative. Expand
Decomposition of fish samples for determination of mercury.
The average recovery obtained for analysis of certified reference material in closed tubes for acid digested sample was superior to the alkaline one and the recoveries through the open system acid digestion and theopen system alkaline digestion were lower than through the respective closed system digestions. Expand
Nutrition and lifestyle in relation to bone health and body weight in Croatian postmenopausal women
Mineral waters, higher fiber and magnesium intake were beneficial for weight/BMI in this population of apparently healthy Croatian women and moderate alcohol consumption and urinary sodium were positively associated while urinary calcium was negatively associated with either hip and/or spine BMD. Expand
Placental cadmium and progesterone concentrations in cigarette smokers.
New evidence is presented that maternal smoking reduces placental progesterone content and support the established association of smoking with placental cadmium. Expand