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By M. J. Schwuger (auth.), Dr. M. Rossbach, Dr. J. D. Schladot, Dr. P. Ostapczuk (eds.)

M.J. Schwuger The Environmental Specimen financial institution is a repository of consultant environ­ psychological specimens for secure long term garage over many years and centuries with none chemical switch within the elements. It represents the fashionable type of a systematically designed assortment so one can allow comparative analyses and reviews of chemical substances sooner or later. The goals are: - the choice of chosen chemicals on the time of garage, - comparative investigations with new equipment for chemical substances which, on the time of garage, couldn't be decided or weren't well-known as very important, - remark of traits within the surroundings utilizing actual fabric from the earlier and - documentation of long term alterations. Environmental specimen banking is therefore compatible for making a choice on environmental adjustments and starting up important measures of remediation. it can be used to spot difficulties, learn correlations among reason and influence and ensure the effectiveness of legislative measures in addition to to suggest the actions required. this isn't purely ecologically vital, but in addition appropriate for guy, for the reason that he's the final member within the nutrients chain and is consequently tormented by all cubicles of our environment. hence, banking platforms have been tested in Germany, one for environmental specimens (Jiilich), and the opposite for human specimens (Miinster).

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Becker PR, Wise SA, Zeisler R (1991) Alaskan Marine Mammal Tissue Archival Project. National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, Oceans Assessment Division, Anchorage AK (in press) 19. Zeisler R, Greenberg RR (1988) In: Bratter P, Schramel P (eds) Trace element analytical chemistry in medicine and biology. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 297 p 20. 3 Specimen Bank Activities at NIES Y. Ambe and K. Okamoto As a preliminary study for the future establishment of a full scale Environmental Specimen Bank, the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan, has performed an experimental research on the long term preservability of pollutants in the environmental samples such as PAH in atmospheric particulate matters and spiked chemicals in mussel meat.

JQ S· !!. 0 0 51 0 ~ 0' .... 1:1 1:1. <19. 0 ~ c: = 51 0 ... H. Kemper Reference group (n 125) 24 20 16 >. - LL.. 8 4 0 0 5 20 10 HCB in whole blood (119/ 1) 3D 25 Exposed collective (wine growers) (n 120) 21. 20 >. - LL.. 6. Distribution ofhexachlorobenzene in whole blood in a reference group (n = 125) (above) and a pesticide exposed group (wine growers) (n = 120) (below) (from [1]) demonstrates the increased body burden ofhexachlorobenzene (ReB) in inhabitants of a small village in the Moselle valley, compared with the distribution of a control group.

8 4 0 0 5 20 10 HCB in whole blood (119/ 1) 3D 25 Exposed collective (wine growers) (n 120) 21. 20 >. - LL.. 6. Distribution ofhexachlorobenzene in whole blood in a reference group (n = 125) (above) and a pesticide exposed group (wine growers) (n = 120) (below) (from [1]) demonstrates the increased body burden ofhexachlorobenzene (ReB) in inhabitants of a small village in the Moselle valley, compared with the distribution of a control group. In the same wine growers the exposure to one of the most used inorganic fungicide (copper compounds) could be monitored in blood plasma (Table 8).

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