Poster: Assessing cancer risk from heavy metals in recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment: preliminary results from the WEEENMODELS European Life Programme

Poster 2016 ISEEIntroduction 

The growing amount of waste derived from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) poses significant challenges to waste management, due to the presence of toxic chemicals with environmental and health implications for the general population and for occupationally-exposed workers.

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Poster: Se-human serum albumin (Se-HSA) in human serum and its correlation with other selenium species

Poster 2016 FESTEM filippiniBackground

Selenium (Se) speciation is a key issue for both nutritional and toxicological implications, taking into account the inorganic or organic features of the various Se species. The present study focused on human serum albumin bound-selenium (Se-HSA), a species with still uncertain physiological significance and not directly introduced in the physiological Se-cycle, being due to accidental incorporation of selenomethionine into HSA sequence.

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Poster: Food intake of zinc and cadmium in Northern Italy population

Poster 2016 FESTEM malagoliBackground

Some trace elements are essential for humans; their deficiency may cause abnormal biological functions, whereas excessive intakes may produce adverse health effects. The aim of this study was to estimate the daily intake through diet of zinc (Zn) and cadmium (Cd) in a Northern Italy population and verify the compliance with recommended levels of intake for Italian population recently updated by Italian Society of Human Nutrition (SINU).

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