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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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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
Measure B4: Distribution of Concentrations of Mercury in Blood of Women of Child-bearing Age [PDF]
Abstract: This study was conducted in 2003-2006. It includes information about exposure to methyl-mercury through fish consumption and its impacts on blood-mercury levels for women of child-bearing age.
Source: US EPA
Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 5 Chapter 3, Biological Effects [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter summarizes available toxicity date on mercury compounds. The human case studies are differentiated from those in animals. Also, critical studies for a given endpoint are briefly summarized. The tables provide info on study design, observed effects, study limitations, and reported biological monitoring levels (BML).
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
Quantitative Approach for Incorporating Methyl Mercury Risks and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Benefits in Developing Species-Specific Fish Consumption Advice
Abstract: This report presents information about the risks and benefits of individual fish species based upon their methyl mercury and omega-3 fatty acid content.
Source: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
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
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
Toxics in Vehicles: Mercury [PDF]
Abstract: Extensive report on the recycling and disposal of mercury in vehicles.
Source: Clean Car Campaign
Toxics Reduction Team
Abstract: The Region 5 Toxics Reduction Team (TRT) brings together key professional staff from throughout the organization "to weave the best efforts of the Region and other stakeholders on Toxics Reduction into the most coherent and effective enterprise possible."
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 5
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