Mercury

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Jan 22, 2017
Oregon Fish Advisories

https://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/FishConsumption/Pages/index.aspx

Advisories and consumption guidelines are designed to help you gain these health benefits while protecting you and your family from contaminants in fish and shellfish.

Source: Oregon Public Health

Jan 21, 2017
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Mercury

https://www.epa.gov/mercury

EPA topic page about mercury in the environment with resources on environmental contamination, prevention and health effects.

Source: EPA

Jan 21, 2017
Mercury Exposure and Your Health

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/mercury/

This topic page provided by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)provides information addressing health effects, diagnosis and treatment, and other key resources related to mercury.

Source: ATSDR

Dec 01, 2016
What to Do if a Mercury Thermometer Breaks

https://www.epa.gov/mercury/what-do-if-mercury-thermometer-breaks

This site discusses how to safely clean up a broken mercury-containing thermometer, and lists thermometer alternatives.

Source: EPA

Jan 27, 2015
Dental Amalgam

http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/DentalProducts/DentalAmalgam/default.htm

his website contains information about dental amalgam and other types of dental filling materials

Source: FDA

Oct 20, 2014
Food Safety for Moms-To-Be: While You're Pregnant - Methylmercury

http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/HealthEducators/ucm083324.htm

This document, provided by the Food and Drug Administration provides answers to frequently asked questions about methylmercury in fish and pregnancy.

Source: FDA

Aug 01, 2014
Healthy Fish Choices

http://cores33webs.mede.uic.edu/healthyfishchoices/index.html

Healthy Fish Choices provides practitioners with the research-based knowledge needed to authoritatively advise patients and offers guidance on how to smoothly and efficiently incorporate fish-consumption questions and advice into our practices.

Source: UIC

Jun 01, 2013
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Mercury

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/mercury/index.html

This page provides information on mercury properties, health effects, standards and more

Source: OSHA

Feb 01, 2013
Heavy metals and your health: Frequently asked questions about testing, treatment and prevention

http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/HealthyNeighborhoods/LeadPoisoning/MedicalProvidersLaboratories/Documents/HeavyMetals.pdf

This handout will help you understand what is known about testing for and treating chronic heavy metal toxicity, so that you, along with your health care providers, can make the best and safest decisions about your health.

Source: Oregon Public Health

Dec 01, 2011
What You Need to Know about Mercury in Fish and Shellfish

http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/fishshellfish/outreach/advice_index.cfm

By following these three recommendations for selecting and eating fish or shellfish, women and young children will receive the benefits of eating fish and shellfish and be confident that they have reduced their exposure to the harmful effects of mercury.

Source: EPA