Mercury Exposure in Ireland: Results of the DEMOCOPHES Human Biomonitoring Study

  title={Mercury Exposure in Ireland: Results of the DEMOCOPHES Human Biomonitoring Study},
  author={Elizabeth Cullen and David S Evans and Fred Davidson and Padraig Burke and Damien Burns and Andrew Flanagan and Chris Griffin and Anne Kellegher and Rory Mannion and Maurice Mulcahy and Michael Ryan and Pierre Biot and Ludwine Casteleyn and Argelia Casta{\~n}o and Jürgen Angerer and Holger M. Koch and Marta Esteban and Birgit Karin Schindler and Carmen Navarro and Marike Kolossa-Gehring and Ulrike Fiddicke and Greet Schoeters and Elly M Den Hond and Ovnair Sepai and Karen S. Exley and Louis Bloemen and Lisbeth E. Knudsen and Reinhard Joas and Anke Joas and Dominique Aerts},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health},
  pages={9760 - 9775}
Background: Monitoring of human exposure to mercury is important due to its adverse health effects. This study aimed to determine the extent of mercury exposure among mothers and their children in Ireland, and to identify factors associated with elevated levels. It formed part of the Demonstration of a study to Coordinate and Perform Human Biomonitoring on a European Scale (DEMOCOPHES) pilot biomonitoring study. Methods: Hair mercury concentrations were determined from a convenience sample of… 

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