Mercury exposure assessment in Iranian women's hair of a port town with respect to fish consumption and amalgam fillings.

@article{Fakour2010MercuryEA,
  title={Mercury exposure assessment in Iranian women's hair of a port town with respect to fish consumption and amalgam fillings.},
  author={Hoda Fakour and Abbas Esmaili-Sari and Faried Zayeri},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2010},
  volume={408 7},
  pages={1538-43}
}
In this study we aimed to estimate the level of mercury in women's hair and its association with fish consumption and amalgam fillings in an Iranian southern port town (named Mahshahr). A total number of 195 hair samples were collected randomly from women aged 25-45 years free from occupational exposures to mercury. Additional information about these women's age, weight, height, number of pregnancies, level of education, number of amalgam fillings and fish consumption were also gathered. The… CONTINUE READING

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