Blood cadmium, mercury, and lead in children: an international comparison of cities in six European countries, and China, Ecuador, and Morocco.

@article{Hrub2012BloodCM,
  title={Blood cadmium, mercury, and lead in children: an international comparison of cities in six European countries, and China, Ecuador, and Morocco.},
  author={Franti{\vs}ka Hrub{\'a} and Ulf Str{\"o}mberg and Milena {\vC}ern{\'a} and Chunying Chen and Florencia Harari and Ra{\'u}l Harari and Milena Horvat and Kvetoslava Koppov{\'a} and Andreja Kos and Andrea Krskov{\'a} and Mladen Krsnik and Jawhar Laamech and Yu-feng Li and Lina L{\"o}fmark and Thomas Lundh and N. -R. Lundstr{\"o}m and Badi{\^a}a Lyoussi and Darja Mazej and Jǒsko Osredkar and Krystyna Pawlas and Natalia Pawlas and Adam Prokopowicz and Gerda Rentschler and Věra Spěv{\'a}{\vc}kov{\'a} and Zdravko {\vS}piri{\'c} and Janja Snoj Tratnik and Staffan Skerfving and I A Bergdahl},
  journal={Environment international},
  year={2012},
  volume={41},
  pages={29-34}
}
Children's blood-lead concentration (B-Pb) is well studied, but little is known about cadmium (B-Cd) and mercury (B-Hg), in particular for central Europe. Such information is necessary for risk assessment and management. Therefore, we here describe and compare B-Pb, B-Cd and B-Hg in children in six European, and three non-European cities, and identify determinants of these exposures. About 50 school children (7-14 years) from each city were recruited (totally 433) in 2007-2008. Interview and… CONTINUE READING