Human biomonitoring: National Survey - stage 2

This investigation is an extention of our initial study performed among blood donors who donated blood during two consecutive years 2020-2022. In all, close to 4800 samples were collected and 911 of these were tested by the National Laboratory of Public Health for arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr) and lead (Pb) (Hassan et al, 2020, Hassan et al, 2023a, Hassan et al, 2023b). In the new analysis 1,100 of blood samples will be tested, primarily sampled from non-urban areas. The findings will complete to the full picture on metals' concentrations in the general population of the Israeli residents. We will search for sources of metals contamination in case of any systematically elevaled levels of metals detected in spatial clusters.

Collaboration of MDA Blood Services, national public health laboratory and SUMC researchers.