Cadmium in Shellfish from the Pacific Northwest: Status and Health Concerns (2010)
In an attempt to address possible sources of cadmium to oysters so that oysters could be farmed without concern of high cadmium levels, several research initiatives were undertaken. This invitational workshop established what are the cadmium concentrations and trends of these concentrations in BC shellfish and determined the health risks posed to First Nations from such cadmium concentrations.
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