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Main Title Pesticides in People: Total Mercury Levels in Selected Human Tissues, Idaho-1973-74.
Author Gabica, J. ; Benson, W. ; Loomis., M. ;
CORP Author Idaho State Dept. of Health and Welfare, Boise.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Pesticide Programs.
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-68-02-0552;
Stock Number PB-276 889
Additional Subjects Mercury(Metal) ; Hazardous materials ; Humans ; Toxicology ; Tables(Data) ; Tissues(Biology) ; Histology ; Idaho ; Concentration(Composition) ; Age ; Sex ; Geography ; Kidney ; Liver ; Brain ; Residues ; Sampling ; Procedures ; Autopsy ; Reprints ; Toxic substances ; Organs(Anatomy)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-276 889 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 5p
Total mercury levels were determined in human tissues taken at autopsy from six hospitals in the three basic geographical areas of Idaho. Of the 242 specimens analyzed, 76 percent contained detectable mercury. Levels were compared with respect to the age, sex, and geographic residence of autopsied individuals. Mean levels detected were 1.04 ppm in kidney tissue, 0.34 ppm in liver, and 0.08 ppm in brain. Mean mercury levels for the three geographical areas were: southeastern Idaho, 0.22 ppm; southwestern Idaho, 0.80 ppm; and northern Idaho, 0.43 ppm. The relatively high means in southwestern Idaho specimens may be related to the preponderance of natural cinnabar deposits in that portion of the state.