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Blood Mercury Levels Rising Among U.S. Women
Date:8/24/2009

c mercury can also accumulate in the brain and stay there for years, according to the news release.

Overall, "these results suggest that chronic mercury exposure has reached a critical level where inorganic mercury deposition within the human body is accumulating over time," Laks said. "It is logical to assume that the risks of associated neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases will rise as well."

The findings are published online in the journal Biometals.

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Find out more about mercury at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.



-- E.J. Mundell



SOURCE: Aug. 24, 2009, news release, University of California, Los Angeles


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