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Title: Relationship of human levels of lead and cadmium to the consumption of fish caught in and around Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Final report

A pilot exposure study was conducted to determine whether the consumption of fish captured in Lake Coeur d'Alene (LCD), the Coeur d'Alene River, and the adjacent Chain Lakes, could substantially increase lead and cadmium levels in human blood and urine. The goals of the study were: to characterize fish and duck consumption patterns of people living around LCD; and to determine the association between fish and duck consumption and lead/cadmium levels. The lead and cadmium levels among participants living near LCD were within the expected range and are not of any known clinical importance. After adjusting for age and smoking, it was found that persons eating fish or duck were more likely to have higher than the median levels of cadmium in their urine. There were no statistically significant associations between fish or duck consumption and blood levels of lead or cadmium or urine levels of cadmium when adjusted for creatinine.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7017109
Report Number(s):
PB-90-219320/XAB; ATSDR/HS--90/08
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CADMIUM; BIOLOGICAL ACCUMULATION; FISHES; CONTAMINATION; FOOD CHAINS; IDAHO; WATER POLLUTION; LEAD; CREATININE; HEALTH HAZARDS; MAN; METABOLISM; PROGRESS REPORT; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; AZOLES; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELEMENTS; FEDERAL REGION X; HAZARDS; HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS; IMIDAZOLES; IMINES; MAMMALS; METALS; NORTH AMERICA; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; PRIMATES; USA; VERTEBRATES 540320* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)