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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

Fish Tissue Criterion for Methylmercury to Protect Human Health
Abstract: Describes the maximum advisable concentration of methylmercury in freshwater and estuarine fish and shellfish tissue to protect consumers of fish and shellfish among the general population.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Initial Risk-Based Prioritization of Mercury in Certain Products [PDF]
Abstract: This risk-based analysis is based on analysis done by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the environmental fate, hazard, and exposure of mercury and its environmental transformation product methylmercury; the use of elemental mercury in certain products; and substitutes for these uses of elemental mercury.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Mercury in the Environment (USGS)
Abstract: U.S. Geological Survey factsheet providing general information on effects, risks, and sources of mercury.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Mercury in the Environment: Implications for Pediatrcians
Abstract: Provides information on environmental sources, toxicity, treatment, and prevention of mercury exposure for pediatricians.
Source: Pediatrics

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 4, An Assessment of Exposure to Mercury in the United States [PDF]
Abstract: Using deposition values obtained from Volume III, this assessment addresses the exposures that result from selected, major anthropogenic combustion and manufacturing sources. Estimates current exposures to the general US population that result from Hg concentrations in freshwater and marine fish.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

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

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 6 Chapters 4 & 5, Effects of Mercury on Avian and Mammalian Wildlife & Assessment of the Risk Posed by Airborne Mercury Emissions to Piscivorous Avian and Mammalian Wildlife [PDF]
Abstract: Chapter 4 provides a summary of the toxicity of methylmercury to vertebrate systems. Presents guidance on the selection of appropriate toxicological endpoints and reviews toxicological studies on avian/mammalian wildlife. Chapter 5 is a summary of ecological risk assessment methods which are applicable to airborne mercury emissions. Different evaluation methods are used for different regions of the United States.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 6, An Ecological Assessment for Anthropogenic Mercury Emissions in the United States [PDF]
Abstract: This volume discusses the ecological effects of exposure to airborne mercury emissions. It reviews toxicity and bioaccumulation data in order to develop qualitative statements about risk of airborne mercury emissions to piscivorous avian and mammalian wildlife.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 7 Chapter 6, Integrative Analysis for Methylmercury [PDF]
Abstract: In this chapter findings from the exposure analyses are integrated with those from the dose-response assessments for both humans and wildlife. This integration is done only for methylmercury, as the exposure assessment indicates this is the form to which the greatest exposure is likely.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Problem Formulation (excerpted from Mercury Report to Congress, Volume 6, Chapter 2) [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter reviews the potential ecological impact of mercury and determines that piscivorous avian and mammalian wildlife are at risk due to airborne mercury emissions.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

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

Study of Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions from Electric Utility Steam Generating Units: Executive Summary [PDF]
Abstract: Contains US utilities' emissions data for 13 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and methyl mercury risk assessment information.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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


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