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Blood Mercury Levels Rising Among U.S. Women

Posted on Oct 2, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Study uncovers big jump between 1999-2006, especially among older females (HealthDay News) — A study involving more than 6,000 American women suggests that blood levels of mercury are accumulating over time, with a big rise noted over the past decade. Using data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health and Nutritio n Examination Survey (NHANES), a researcher from the University of California, Los Angeles, found that while inorganic mercury was detected in the blood of 2 percent of women aged 18 to 49 in the 1999-2000 NHANES survey, that level...

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