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This report reviews and evaluates the scientific information on the potential health effects from mercury exposure, with emphasis on those effects associated with human chronic inhalation exposures. The findings are based on a review of the scientific literature since the promulgation of the 1973 National Emission Standard for Mercury. This report consists of six chapters that provide a cohesive discussion of all aspects of mercury exposure and focus upon those data thought to be most useful and relevant for human health risk assessment purposes.


Clarkson, T., J. Cranmer, D. Sivulka, AND R. Smith. MERCURY HEALTH EFFECTS UPDATE: HEALTH ISSUE ASSESSMENT. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/8-84/019F.

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