Last changed: 14/07/2005
2524 adults aged between 25 and 69 years collected from 100 sampling locations (response rate: 63.1 %) and 453 children 6 to 14 years of age.
1763 adults aged between 18 and 79 years collected from 50 sampling locations (response rate: 69.0 %) and 359 children and adolescents aged between 6 to 17 years (238 children 6 to 14 years of age)
Selection of adults: two stage sampling design with regard to community size, age, and gender.
Selection of children: children who lived in the households of the adult.
|Whole blood:||cadmium, copper, lead, mercury; FEP (children)|
|Morning urine:||arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, mercury, nicotine, Cotinine, creatinine; pentachlorophenol (subsample, N=1294 adults, N=695 children), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH, subsample, N=150 adults, N=668 children)|
|Scalp hair:||aluminium, barium, boron, cadmium, calcium, chromium, copper, lead, magnesium, phosphorus, platinum, strontium, thallium, zinc; nicotine, Cotinine (subsample, N=1317 adults, N=255 children) caesium, palladium uranium, vanadium (subsample of GerES IIb, N=632 adults, N=131 children)|
|24h Duplicates:||aluminium, arsenic, lead, cadmium, calcium, chromium, iron, copper, potassium, magnesium, manganese, sodium, nickel, mercury, selenium, zinc, nitrate, nitrite (subsample of GerES IIa, N=318 adults)|
|Passive sampler:||volatile organic compounds (VOC) (subsample of GerES IIa, N=502)|
("first draw" and "flush" sample)
|cadmium, calcium, copper, iron, lead, magnesium, sodium, zinc|
|Dust deposit||arsenic, boron, cadmium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc|
|Content of vacuum cleaner bag||arsenic, cadmium, calcium, chromium, lead, copper,
magnesium, manganese, sodium, phosphorus, potassium, strontium,
lindane, pentachlorophenol (subsample, N=861);
pyrethroides, PBO (subsample, N=1215)
|Indoor air:||formaldehyde (subsample of GerES IIa, N=502)|
|Water works sample:||aluminium, antimony, barium, beryllium, boron, cadmium, calcium, caesium, chromium, cobalt, iron, potassium, copper, lead lithium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, phosphorus, rubidium, silver, sodium, strontium, zinc; nitrate, sulphate, chloride; aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons; pesticides (subsample of GerES IIb, N=803 adults, N=198 children)|
|Dustfall outdoors:||aluminium, arsenic, barium, cadmium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, strontium, zinc|