Our blood donor study found relatively high levels of Chromium and Lead among Haifa Bay residents as compared to donors in the rest of the country. 

The possible sources for Chromium includes chromeplanting, petroleum refining, electroplanting industry, textile manufacturing, and for Lead – petrol-based materials, and also pesticides and mobile batteries. 

The findings of higher Chromim and Lead and lower Arsenic and Cadmium in the Haifa Bay area fit a pattern of an industrial metropolitan area not as much subjected to traffic-related pollution, as compared to Tel-Aviv area.

These findings have already recieved mass-media attention and led the Knesset to invite Prof' Novack to present the study results. 

Here you can find the links to media coverage of this study.