The Determination of Methylmercury, Total Mercury and Total Selenium in Human Hair: Reference Methods For Marine Pollution Studies No. 46

United Nations Environment Programme ; World Health Organisation ; International Atomic Energy Agency (1987)

This Reference Method describes the determination of methylmercury in human hair by gas liquid chromatography. It is designed for biological monitoring of selected individuals and population groups with a possible intake of methylmercury exceeding the recommended Provisional Tolerable Weekly Intake (PTWI) through contaminated seafood, as part of a project on the evaluation of methylmercury in Mediterranean populations and related health hazards. The method, however, is also applicable to other regions.

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