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  1. Geographical variation in urinary mercury concentrations among populations living in highland and lowland Bolivia.

    Article - En anglais

    Mercury (Hg) concentrations were determined in spot urine samples of populations living in the highland and lowland areas of Bolivia.

    The mean levels of the Hg (U-Hg) were 0.43 and 0.34 mugHg/g creatinine in lowlanders and in highlanders, respectively, which did not suggest existence of high-level exposure to Hg in these populations.

    In both highlanders and lowlanders, there was a marked difference in levels of U-Hg among different populations.

    Several lines of evidence suggested that local dietary patterns resulted in the observed difference in U-Hg levels, although the responsible food items could not be specified.

    In most of the populations examined, females showed higher U-Hg levels than males.

    Other factors possibly related to the observed geographical differences are discussed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Mercure, Métal lourd, Polluant, Environnement, Taux, Urine, Homme, Bolivie, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Variation géographique, Epidémiologie, Régime alimentaire, Sexe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mercury, Heavy metal, Pollutant, Environment, Rate, Urine, Human, Bolivia, South America, America, Geographical variation, Epidemiology, Diet, Sex

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0517736

    Code Inist : 002B03M01. Création : 199501.