Metallic mercury use by South African traditional health practitioners: perceptions and practices

@inproceedings{Street2015MetallicMU,
  title={Metallic mercury use by South African traditional health practitioners: perceptions and practices},
  author={Renee Anne Street and Ga{\"e}tan M. Kabera and Catherine Anne Connolly},
  booktitle={Environmental health : a global access science source},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Mercury is a toxic metal however its use in traditional healthcare systems remains widespread. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of mercury use by South African Traditional Health Practitioners (THP) and to document reasons for use and administration methods. METHODS A cross-sectional study design was employed. A total of 201 THPs were enrolled from two main metropolitan areas of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), and 198 were included in the final analysis… CONTINUE READING