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Obremenjenost prebivalcev Idrije z živim srebrom (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
3.03.00  Medical sciences  Neurobiology   

Code Science Field
B007  Biomedical sciences  Medicine (human and vertebrates) 
B700  Biomedical sciences  Environmental health 
mercury (Hg), selenium (Se), enzymes
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (5)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  05027  PhD Milena Horvat  Chemistry  Researcher  1999 - 2001  1,877 
2.  11201  MSc Vesna Miklavčič  Chemistry  Researcher  1999 - 2001  27 
3.  10691  PhD Joško Osredkar  Human reproduction  Head  1999 - 2001  1,305 
4.  03893  PhD Marija Prezelj  Human reproduction  Researcher  1998 - 2001  218 
5.  15443  MSc Alenka Sešek Briški  Metabolic and hormonal disorders  Researcher  1999 - 2001  102 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  89,976 
2.  0312  University Medical Centre Ljubljana  Ljubljana  5057272000  76,288 
Research in recent years has shown that the inhabitants of Idrija have persistently elevated mercury (Hg) levels, which may be expected to affect their health. We will study the influence of Hg on the activity of certain antioxidant enzymes in blood, on the concentration of selenium (Se) and on the binding of metallothionines. The results will be used to assess if the established degree of exposure to Hg is associated with a detectable biological response and represents a significant health risk for the population.
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