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Blood and Hair Mercury Levels in Young Children and Women of Childbearing Age
Abstract: Presents preliminary estimates of blood and hair mercury levels in US women and children; findings suggest that approximately 10 percent of women have mercury levels within one tenth (ppm) of potentially hazardous levels.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5008a2.htm

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 5 Chapters 5 & 6, Interactions & Hazard Identification and Dose-Response Assessment [PDF]
Abstract: Chapter 5 focuses exclusively on the interaction of selenium with mercury for selenium has been shown to protect against developmental toxicity of methylmercury in mice and protects against oxidative damage by free radicals. Chapter 6 focuses of hazard identification and dose-response.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_5
_Ch_5&6_Interactions&Haz_ID&Dose_Response_Assessment.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 5, Health Effects of Mercury and Mercury Compounds [PDF]
Abstract: This volume summarizes the known human health effects associated with mercury exposure using human and animal studies. The relevant data is applied to form an assessment of potential effects on human health for elemental mercury, inorganic mercury, and methylmercury.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t3/reports/volume5.pdf

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 7 Chapter 2, Human Health Effects: Hazard Identification and Dose-Response [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter examines dose-response to and the neurotoxicity of methylmercury, then forming a dose reference point from the gathered information. Also addressed are issues within human dose-responses: sensitivity of human subpopulations, dose modifications, media factors affecting dose-responses, short-term vs. long-term exposure, and also the uncertainty in the human health reference dose for methylmercury.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/topichub/22/Hg_Report_Vol_7
_Ch_2_Human_Health_Effects_Haz_ID_Dose_Response.pdf

Second National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals [PDF]
Abstract: Provides information about exposure to 27 environmental chemicals, including mercury by the US population.
Source: Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL: http://www.bvsde.paho.org/bvstox/i/fulltext/cdcexposure/cdce
xposure.pdf

Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury
Abstract: Study performed at the request of EPA; toxicological effects of methylmercury; recommendations for an exposure reference dose.
Source: National Academy of Sciences
URL: http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=9899

 


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