Pollutant health risk due to the consumption of salmon
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Pollutant health risk due to the consumption of salmon describes the health risks of persistent pollutants found in the farmed salmon consumed in the Western Europe (EU-15, Norway, Iceland, and Switzerland). The risk is measured as avoided premature deaths per year (this leads to negative numbers for increased risks).
- The plausible range is -10000 - 0 avoided cases per year (author judgement).
- Pollutant health risk is calculated assuming additivity between the pollutants.
- Dioxin risks are not considered because they were not considered in Hites' paper.
- Variable:Exposure to persistent pollutants due to salmon in the population of the Western Europe
- Variable:Dose-response function of persistent pollutants
- Variable:Total mortality in the Western Europe
var a:= -Risk_slope*pollutant_exposure/1000*western_europe; a:= (if pollutant1='Dioxin' then 0 else a); sum(a,pollutant1)
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- R. A. Hites et al. Global assessment of organic contaminants in farmed salmon. Science, 9 Jan. 2004, p. 226