News from CREAL
Researches from CREAL, an ISGlobal alliance research center, participate in a study on biomarkers of chromium in drinking water in Greece, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, that concludes that the personal lifetime chromium exposure via drinking water, calculated from the concentrations in water and individual ingestion ascertained though questionnaires, showed associations with blood and hair chromium levels and certain hematological and biochemical parameters.
This research was coordinated by researchers from the Laboratory of Public Health at the Medical School of the University of Patras (Greece) in collaboration with CREAL researchers. “However, we have found that the subjects whose hematological or biochemical parameters were outside the normal range were not correlated with chromium exposure dose, except for groups of subjects with high triglycerides or low sodium. In addition, motor impairment score was no associated with exposure to chromium”, explains Cristina Villanueva, researcher at CREAL, an ISGlobal Alliance research center, who has participated in the study.
Eleni Sazakli, Cristina M. Villanueva, Manolis Kogevinas, Kyriakos Maltezis, Athanasia Mouzaki and Michalis Leotsinidis. Chromium in Drinking Water: Association with Biomarkers of Exposure and Effect. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 10125-10145.