Cadmium in oysters and scallops: the BC experience.

  title={Cadmium in oysters and scallops: the BC experience.},
  author={George M. Kruzynski},
  journal={Toxicology letters},
  volume={148 3},
Health effects of non-occupational lifetime exposure to cadmium (Cd) are of growing concern worldwide. This overview provides some context for the current situation in coastal British Columbia, Canada, which arose in 1999 from the discovery of problematic residues of Cd in farmed Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas). Efforts are underway to define Cd sources and the geographical and seasonal variation of these Cd residues. The recent application by the European Community of a 1 microg Cd/g (wet… CONTINUE READING

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