What is the role of toenail mercury measurement in the workup of mercury toxicity?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: David A Olson, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Toenail mercury has also been used as a measure of long-term mercury exposure, with mean levels of 0.25-0.45 mcg/g among Western samples. Toenail mercury has been correlated with fish and shellfish consumption. [81, 82]


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