CADMIUM CONCENTRATIONS IN NEWFOUNDLAND MOOSE
Moose liver, kidney and meat samples were collected from east, central and western regions of the island of Newfoundland during 1987 and 1988 and tested for the heavy metal cadmium. Concentrations found where similar or lower to those reported elsewhere in eastern North America. Significant differences in the concentrations of cadmium in liver were noted between seasons, and between areas of different percent cover or overstory. Results suggest that age of moose was best correlated with kidney cadmium concentrations. The Newfoundland public have been advised that the eating of moose liver and/or kidney would probably result in their exceeding WHO standard intake limits for cadmium for that week of consumption.
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