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Mercury in human hair: a study of residents in Madrid, Spain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4051578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The mercury content in hair of the population in Madrid (chosen randomly) was in the range of 1.29-129.47 micrograms/g (geometric mean = 7.96 micrograms/g). The mean mercury content in hair of occupationally exposed workers was 12.70 micrograms/g (range = 2.91-65.43 micrograms/g). The highest means, which were found in two families (i.e., 67.89 micrograms/g and 92.47 micrograms/g, Families A and B, respectively), probably resulted from external factors. No statistically significant variations in the mercury concentrations in hair were found with regard to sex, age, or dental fillings. A significant correlation (r = 0.785; P less than .01) was found between the concentration of the total mercury found in nursing infants and their mothers.
M J Gonzalez; M C Rico; L M Hernandez; G Baluja
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of environmental health     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0003-9896     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Environ. Health     Publication Date:    1985 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-11-04     Completed Date:  1985-11-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0212627     Medline TA:  Arch Environ Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Breast Feeding
Child, Preschool
Hair / analysis*
Maternal-Fetal Exchange
Mercury / analysis*
Mercury Poisoning / metabolism
Middle Aged
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