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Use of hair analysis for evaluating mercury intoxication of the human body: a review
Katz, S. A.; Katz, R. B.
Relationships have been established between the concentrations of mercury in human scalp hair and environmental or dietary mercury exposures. For chronic exposures, the hair/blood ratio for mercury is in the range 200:1-300:1, and scalp hair mercury concentrations of greater than 5 ppm are indicative of mercury intoxication. These observations, coupled with the ease by which samples may be collected, transported and stored, support the use of hair analysis for evaluating mercury intoxication of the human body.
Humans; Environmental Exposure; Hair; Mercury; Mercury Poisoning
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