Presents the principles of analytical methods, environmental monitoring, biological monitoring and direct human exposure assessment of lead and cadmium. Illustrates each research area, by giving the results obtained from studies carried out in the Croatian region and performed within the Institute of Medical Research and Occupational Health in Zagreb. Also presents the results obtained for lead and cadmium in non‐polluted rural, urban and polluted industrial areas. Considers two main environmental media ‐ air and food ‐ when evaluating human exposure, intake and absorption of lead and cadmium. Compares results obtained in this region to reported European and global data.
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