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Laboratories can report heavy metal test results electronically or manually to the NYSDOH.
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Be sure to avoid fish that are commonly high in mercury, which include tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel, according to the FDA. Also avoid marlin, bluefish, grouper, Spanish and Gulf mackerel and Chilean sea bass.

Exposure to metals may occur through diet, medications, the environment, work or hobbies.
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Who uses mercury, and how much of it?

A review of several studies of mercury level in hair or nails of dentists and dental workers found median levels were 50 to 300% more than those of controls (38, p287-288,& 10,16,178,531).

has valuable technical and regulatory information about heavy metals.
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A laboratory accesses ECLRS through the New York State Health Commerce System (HCS), and either manually enters test results or uploads a special data file. The HCS is a secure network that meets Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and New York State health data security policy requirements.

We set up tables and displayed materials concerning dangers of dental mercury.
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How much mercury vapor does an antique barometer emit?

I know that I can fill three banjo or open-cistern stick barometers' mercury systems with one pound of mercury, so each instrument contains about 5.5 ounces (156 grams). I have a banjo barometer on the wall at home that I last serviced about fifteen years ago, and in those 15 years there have been 780 weeks of exposure (52 of those 7-day weeks times 15 years = 780 weeks). That makes 73.06 grams of mercury (93.66 milligrams X 780 weeks = 73,055 milligrams = 73.06 grams, or 46.8% of the total volume) that would have had to evaporate from my barometer to reach OSHA's minimum allowable safety levels. In the 15 years I've had it on the wall, it would have had to lose nearly half of its mercury to be a threat to me.

Quoting yet again, this time from the OSHA web site: ()

That barometer has lost no mercury, or at least not enough to measure visually, and 50% or even 10% or 5% would be immediately very obvious. I'm willing to bet that the same is true for any other antique barometer that has hung in one place for so long.

A large survey of dentists at the Norwegian Dental Assoc.

The Swedish safety guideline for mercury in urine is 5.6 nmol Hg/nmol(11.6 ug/L).

Study averages for other countries ranged from 3.3 to 36 microgram/liter (ug/L)(69,70,171,290,397).

The average urine level increased by 500% during the course (63).

In that large sample of dentists, 10% of dentists had urine mercury levels over 10.4 ug/L and 1% had levels over 33.4ug/L (290,25c), indicating daily exposure levels of over 100 ug/day.

OSHA surveys find 6-16% of U.S.

At the maximum allowable exposure of 4.46 mg of vapor for seven days, flushed by fresh air 21 times, the source of the mercury vapor, an antique barometer in this case, would have to emit a total of 93.66 mg of mercury vapor per week to hit the NIOSH minimum allowable exposure.