German Environmental Survey (GerES)

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This page provides a description and a link to a "German Environmental Survey (GerES)" database that provides information needed when modeling exposure levels or performing exposure assessment.

Short description

The German Environmental Survey (GerES) is a representative population study to determine the exposure of Germany's general population to environmental contaminants. The first GerES (GerES I) was conducted in 1985/86, the second was conducted in 1990/91 and in 1991/92 extended to the former GDR (GerES II), GerES III was performed in 1998 and GerES IV for children started in May 2003 and fieldwork was completed in May 2006. Includes concentrations of metals, organochlorine compounds PCBs in blood, urine and scalp for adults and children. Results are provided as summarizing tables.


Key words

PCBs, metals, blood, urine, scalp