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HEALTH CONSULTATION

REVIEW OF MERCURY HEALTH SERVICES' BLOOD MERCURY DATA FOR SELECTED PARISHES IN LOUISIANA
VARIOUS PARISHES, LOUISIANA

February 16, 1999

Prepared by:

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals/Office of Public Health/
Section of Environmental Epidemiology & Toxicology
Under Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. BACKGROUND AND STATEMENT OF ISSUES

II. RESULTS

III. DISCUSSION

IV. CONCLUSIONS

V. RECOMMENDATIONS

VI. REFERENCES

VII. PREPARERS OF THE REPORT

VIII. APPENDICES


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Summary of Participants And Parishes Population Data

Table 2. Mercury Concentration (ppb) by Age

Table 3. Mercury Concentration (ppb) by Occupation

Table 4. Mercury Concentration (ppb) by Race/Ethnic Group

Table 5. Mercury Concentration (ppb) by Education

Table 6. Mercury Concentration (ppb) by Local Fish Consumption

Table 7. Mercury Concentration (ppb) by Recent Fish Consumption

Table 8. Mercury Concentration (ppb) by Frequency of Fish Consumption (Past Year)

Table 9. Mercury Concentration (ppb) by Pregnancy Status

Table 10. Mercury Concentration (ppb) by Recent Fish Consumption in Pregnant Women

Table 11. Summary of Participants with Elevated Blood Mercury Concentrations


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