IIT Hyderabad Researchers analyze mercury present in hair of Indians

Qureshi, Asif and IIT, Hyderabad (2019) IIT Hyderabad Researchers analyze mercury present in hair of Indians. India Today, New Delhi.

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Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Researchers have found that people living in a city with active coal-fired power plants and consuming local aquatic produce may have higher body levels of mercury. They arrived at this finding after analyzing the amounts of mercury in the hair of over 600 people in three cities in India. Their study has recently been reported in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, a peer-reviewed a Public Health journal. Mercury is a neurotoxin that is distributed in the environment and present in many products encountered in daily life. It is used in industry and consumer products, exists as a natural impurity in ores, is nondegradable, and widely circulates within and between ecosystems.

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Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2019 03:56
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