Biomonitoring of urinary metals in a population living in the vicinity of industrial sources: a comparison with the general population of Andalusia, Spain.

@article{Aguilera2008BiomonitoringOU,
  title={Biomonitoring of urinary metals in a population living in the vicinity of industrial sources: a comparison with the general population of Andalusia, Spain.},
  author={Inmaculada Aguilera and Antonio Daponte and Francisco Gil and Antonio F. Hern{\'a}ndez and Patricia Godoy and A. Plana Pla and Juan L. Ramos},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2008},
  volume={407 1},
  pages={669-78}
}
The Ria of Huelva (south-west Spain) is one of the most polluted fluvial-estuarine systems in the world. Industrial activity delivers huge amounts of pollutants to the local environment, particularly heavy metals and arsenic. Here we aimed to determine urinary levels of As, Cd, Cr, Cu and Ni in a representative sample (n=857) of adults living in the Ria of Huelva. Levels were compared to those from a representative sample of 861 adults of the general urban population of Andalusia (southern… CONTINUE READING

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