Lead and mercury exposures: interpretation and action
- Lead and mercury exposures: interpretation and action. Brodkin, Elizabeth; Copes, Ray; Mattman, Andre; Kennedy, James; Kling, Rakel; Yassi, Annalee // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal Supplement;1/2/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 1, p59
Lead and mercury are naturally occurring elements in the earth's crust and are common environmental contaminants. Because people concerned about possible exposures to these elements often seek advice from their physicians, clinicians need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of lead and mercury...
- Mercury exposure among residents of a building formerly used for industrial purposes--New Jersey... // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/24/1996, Vol. 45 Issue 20, p422
Reports on the mercury exposure of residents of a building formerly used for industrial purposes in New Jersey. Potential sources of elemental mercury; Interpretation of urine tests of residents.
- Setting a Baseline for Biomonitoring. Black, Harvey // Environmental Health Perspectives;Nov2006, Vol. 114 Issue 11, pA652
The article focuses on the uses of human biomonitoring data on environmental chemicals. The data collected by biomonitoring can provide guidance on how to prioritize toxicological research. Biomonitoring plays a significant role in tracing time trends in children's exposure to lead, evaluating...
- Impact of Maternal Seafood Diet on Fetal Exposure to Mercury, Selenium, and Lead. Grandjean, P.; Weihe, P.; Jorgensen, P.J.; Clarkson, T.; Cernichiari, E.; Videro, T. // Archives of Environmental Health;May/Jun92, Vol. 47 Issue 3
Examines the impact of maternal seafood diet on fetal exposure to mercury, selenium and lead. Correlation between blood mercury and selenium; Effect of whale meat on selenium concentration; Association of whale meat consumption during pregnancy and mercury concentration.
- Protecting Children from Environmental Toxins. Lanphear, Bruce P.; Vorhees, Charles V.; Bellinger, David C. // PLoS Medicine;Mar2005, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p203
Highlights the importance of toxicity testing of pesticides and industrial chemicals. Consequences of exposure to lead, methyl mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls and tobacco; Origin and evolution of developmental neurotoxicity (DNT) tests; Actions taken by the U.S. government to protect...
- ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH. Berkelhammer, Jay // Baby Talk;Mar2007, Vol. 72 Issue 2, p52
A chart is presented that presents tips on how to limit baby's exposure to toxins including lead, food contaminants such as mercury, and tobacco smoke.
- THE IMPACT OF MERCURY ON HUMAN HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT. Hyman, Mark // Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p70
The article analyzes the global cycle of mercury, methylation cycles impaired by mercury and interaction of mercury exposure with a child's unique genetic susceptibilities. Patients suffer from symptoms like irritability, mood disorders, poor concentration, headaches and insomnia. Major sources...
- THE EFFECTS OF HEAVY METAL IONS ON THE HUMAN ERYTHROCYTE II. THE EFFECTS OF LEAD AND MERCURY. Vincent, P. C. // Australian Journal of Experimental Biology & Medical Science;Dec1958, Vol. 36 Issue 6, p589
This article discusses the effects of heavy metal ions on the human erythrocyte. The studies concern the effects of the duration of action of lead and mercury on the loss of K+ from the cell, the uptake of each metal by the cell, and the changes in cellular volume. In addition, the microscopic...
- Male Infertility: Exploring Causes and Treatments. Kohlstadt, Ingrid // Townsend Letter;Jan2010, Issue 318, p83
The article examines the increasing rate of infertility among men. Some of the factors that are said to have been contributing to such decline include cigarette smoking, alcoholism and drug abuse, and exposure to heavy metals like lead, mercury, and cadmium. The article also discusses some...