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Quantitative analysis and risk assessment on total mercury and methyl mercury in seafood distributed in Daejeon

Lee S, Oh S, Shin S, Kim D, Lee J, Kang H, Jo G

Mercury and its compounds are globally managed chemicals as risks to the human body and ecosystem. It mainly enters the human body through ingestion of seafood, especially, methylmercury causes serious...
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Blood pressure measurements and hypertension in infants, children, and adolescents: from the postmercury to mobile devices

Lim SH, Kim SH

A mercury sphygmomanometer (MS) has been the gold standard for pediatric blood pressure (BP) measurements, and diagnosing hypertension is critical. However, because of environmental issues, other alternatives are needed. Noninvasive...
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Effect on blood heavy metal concentration in gas poisoning by combustion of ignition coal: Pilot study

Lee SH, Lee J, Cho Y, Ko BS, Oh J, Kang H

Purpose: It is known that the most common cause of gas poisoning in Korea is suicide attempts by burning ignition coals. Ignition coals are made from waste wood, and studies...
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Effective Decontamination and Remediation After Elemental Mercury Exposure: A Case Report in the United States

Johnson-Arbor K, Schultz B

Elemental mercury exposure can result in significant toxicity. Source decontamination and remediation are often required after larger elemental mercury exposures, but the details of these processes are infrequently reported. In...
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The association between mercury concentrations and lipid profiles in the Korean National Environmental Health Survey (KoNEHS) cycle 3

Sohn SH, Heo HC, Jo S, Park C, Sakong J

Background: High concentrations of mercury intake from seafood are known to cause various side effects in humans, including on the nervous system. Various studies have reported the effects of mercury...
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Relationships of Lead, Mercury and Cadmium Levels with the Timing of Menarche among Korean Girls

Choi HS

Purpose: This study utilized data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) to explore differences in the timing of menarche in Korean girls according to blood heavy...
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Mercury concentration in shark meat from traditional markets of Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

Heo HC, Lim YH, Byun YS, Sakong J

BACKGROUND: Although unusually high levels of blood mercury have been reported in the North Gyeongsang Province (Gyeongsangbuk-do), mercury contents from shark meat distributed in this region have not been assessed...
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Association between Three Heavy Metals and Dry Eye Disease in Korean Adults: Results of the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Jung SJ, Lee SH

PURPOSE: To investigate the associations between blood heavy metal concentrations and dry eye disease using a Korean population-based survey. METHODS: This study included 23,376 participants >40 years of age who participated...
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The effects of exposure to lead, cadmium and mercury on follicle-stimulating hormone levels in men and postmenopausal women: data from the Second Korean National Environmental Health Survey (2012–2014)

Lee TW, Kim DH, Ryu JY

BACKGROUND: Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), a gonadotropin secreted by the pituitary gland, is a representative secondary sex hormone and an important indicator of reproductive function. The effects of heavy metals such...
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A study of relationship between blood mercury concentration and hypertension in residents living in old mine fields and related factors

Kim JW, Kim BG, Park JW, Yi JW, Kim JI, Hong YS

BACKGROUND: In Korea, around the abandoned metal mines, heavy metals are being accumulating in the cultivated areas. Among exposed heavy metals, mercury is known to harm for cardiovascular system known...
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Urinary Mercury Levels Among Workers in E-waste Shops in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Thailand

Decharat S

OBJECTIVES: To determine urinary mercury levels in e-waste workers in Southern Thailand and the airborne mercury levels in the e-waste shops where they worked, to describe the associations between urinary...
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The association of total blood mercury levels and overweight among Korean adolescents: analysis of the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) 2010–2013

Shin YY, Ryu IK, Park MJ, Kim SH

PURPOSE: Obesity has been associated with higher total blood mercury levels, based on animal studies; however, studies that focus on children and adolescents are lacking. We aimed to assess the...
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Environmental and Body Concentrations of Heavy Metals at Sites Near and Distant from Industrial Complexes in Ulsan, Korea

Sung JH, Oh I, Kim A, Lee J, Sim CS, Yoo C, Park SJ, Kim GB, Kim Y

BACKGROUND: Industrial pollution may affect the heavy metal body burden of people living near industrial complexes. We determined the average concentrations of atmospheric heavy metals in areas close to and...
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Lead, Mercury, and Cadmium Exposure in the Korean General Population

Eom SY, Lee YS, Lee SG, Seo MN, Choi BS, Kim YD, Lim JA, Hwang MS, Kwon HJ, Kim YM, Hong YS, Sohn SJ, Park KS, Pyo HS, Kim H, Kim H, Park JD

BACKGROUND: Lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), and cadmium (Cd) are well-known environmental pollutants. They are unnecessary in the biological processes of humans. This study was performed to estimate the representative background...
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Mercury Exposure in Association With Decrease of Liver Function in Adults: A Longitudinal Study

Choi J, Bae S, Lim H, Lim JA, Lee YH, Ha M, Kwon HJ

OBJECTIVES: Although mercury (Hg) exposure is known to be neurotoxic in humans, its effects on liver function have been less often reported. The aim of this study was to investigate...
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The Cut-off Value of Blood Mercury Concentration in Relation to Insulin Resistance

Lee SH, Choi B, Park SJ, Kim YS, Joo NS

BACKGROUND: Increased blood mercury concentration is associated with inflammation, and chronic inflammation can cause insulin resistance. We examined the cut-off value of blood mercury in relation to an increased score...
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Association of iron status and food intake with blood heavy metal concentrations in Korean adolescent girls and women: Based on the 2010~2011 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Kim J, Shin M, Kim S, Seo J, Ma H, Yang YJ

PURPOSE: This study examined and compared the associations of the iron status and food intake with the blood lead, mercury, and cadmium concentrations among Korean adolescent girls, premenopausal women, and...
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High Maternal Blood Mercury Level Is Associated with Low Verbal IQ in Children

Jeong KS, Park H, Ha E, Shin J, Hong YC, Ha M, Park H, Kim BN, Lee B, Lee SJ, Lee KY, Kim JH, Kim Y

The objective of the present study was to investigate the relationship of IQ in children with maternal blood mercury concentration during late pregnancy. The present study is a component of...
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Association between Blood Mercury Level and Visceral Adiposity in Adults

Park JS, Ha KH, He K, Kim DJ

BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the association between mercury exposure and obesity. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between blood mercury concentrations and indices of obesity...
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The Association of Blood Concentrations of Healvy Metals and Blood Pressure in Residents Living Near Janghang Copper Smelter in Korea

Eom SY, Yim DH, Moon SI, Ochirpurev B, Choi YS, Park CH, Kim GB, Yu SD, Choi BS, Park JD, Kim YD, Kim H

OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to evaluate a relationship between the blood concentrations of toxic metals and the blood pressure in people living near the copper smelter. METHODS: The study included...
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