Longitudinal assessment of mercury exposure in schoolchildren in an urban area of the Brazilian Amazon.

@article{Dutra2012LongitudinalAO,
  title={Longitudinal assessment of mercury exposure in schoolchildren in an urban area of the Brazilian Amazon.},
  author={Marilene Danieli Sim{\~o}es Dutra and Iracina Maura de Jesus and Elisabeth C Oliveira Santos and Marcelo de Oliveira Lima and Renato Lopes Fernandes de Medeiros and Marcia Cavadas and Ronir Raggio Luiz and Volney de Magalh{\~a}es C{\^a}mara},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={
          1539-45
        }
}
This study was a longitudinal assessment of mercury exposure in schoolchildren in an urban area of the Brazilian Amazon. The study population consisted of 90 children whose exposure levels were assessed by testing mercury levels in the umbilical cord blood and mothers' blood samples in 2000-2001, and in the children's hair and blood samples. The study also used a questionnaire on demographic and socioeconomic data, fish consumption, and self-reported disease history. Mean mercury level in hair… CONTINUE READING

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