Blood mercury levels in young children and childbearing-aged women--United States, 1999-2002.

@article{2004BloodML,
  title={Blood mercury levels in young children and childbearing-aged women--United States, 1999-2002.},
  author={},
  journal={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  year={2004},
  volume={53 43},
  pages={1018-20}
}
  • Published 2004 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
Exposure to high levels of mercury (Hg) can cause neurologic and kidney disorders. Because methylated Hg (methyl-Hg) in the aquatic environment accumulates in animal tissues up the food chain, persons in the United States can be exposed by eating freshwater fish, seafood, and shellfish. Exposure of childbearing-aged women is of particular concern because of the potential adverse neurologic effects of Hg in fetuses. To determine levels of total blood Hg in childbearing-aged women and in children… CONTINUE READING