Estimation of the risk to the inhabitants of Fort Resolution of renal impairment related to the long-term consumption of traditional food contaminated by environmental cadmium.

Regions: North Slave Region

Tags: contaminants, health, traditional food, metals, consumption frequency

Principal Investigator: Chan, L.H.M. (2)
Licence Number: 12577
Organization: Centre for Nutrition and the Environment of Indigenous Peoples
Licensed Year(s): 1994
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: O. Receveur, B. Masazumi

Objective(s): To establish the total external dose of cadmium as a result of traditional food consumption and to estimate the corresponding risk. This study is being conducted in concert with the study by H. Kuhnlein on food use patterns in Dene and Metis communities.

Project Description: The researchers will be collecting food samples and analyzing them for the presence of cadmium. The study is being conducted in concert with H. Kuhnlein's study on food use patterns in Dene/Metis communities. Thus, cadmium levels in food can be assessed in light of food consumption patterns in order to address the risks associated with consumption of foods containing cadmium.