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Abstract

The availability of accurate trace element reference values in human tissues represents an important indicator to the health status of the general population and occupational groups exposed to trace elements. The EURO TERVIHT project (Trace Element Reference Values In Human Tissues) aims to establish and compare trace element reference values in tissues from inhabitants of the European Community as baseline values for clinical/toxicological assessment studies. In this context, one of the first steps considered is the critical evaluation of existing literature on trace values in blood, serum and urine in the general population of each EU country. This paper reviews the Danish situation where the focus has been mainly on the toxic and carcinogenic trace elements, although the importance of the essential trace elements in relation to health status has not been overlooked.

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Authors: POULSEN O M, National Institute of Occupational Health, Copenhagen (DK);MOLIN CHRISTENSEN J, National Institute of Occupational Health, Copenhagen (DK);SABBIONI F, JRC Ispra (IT);VAN DER VENNE M T, European Commission, Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: The Science of the Total Environment, 141 (1994) pp. 197-215
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