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Mercury levels in pregnant women and newborns. Uruguay, 2016-2017

Centre University of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Contact
Amalia Laborde, M.D.
Toxicologist. Professor Department of Toxicology
Universidad de la República
alaborde@hc.edu.uy
Dario Pose, M.D.
Toxicologist
dposer16@gmail.com
Description of cohort Following 350 mothers and 350 newborns living in Uruguay for 2 years to determine a baseline of mercury exposure levels in the Uruguayan most vulnerable population.
Location of cohort Uruguay
Chemicals/Exposures studied Mercury
Health or social effects studied Exposure levels and sources
Samples collected Urine, serum and hair
Questionnaires Yes
Key Findings Funded by URU/13/G32 Project,"Gestión Ambientalmente Adecuada del Ciclo de Vida de los Productos que contienen Mercurio y sus Desechos".