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

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Centre University of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Amalia Laborde, M.D.
Toxicologist. Professor Department of Toxicology
Universidad de la República
Dario Pose, M.D.
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".
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