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Mercury in human brain, blood, muscle and toenails in relation to exposure: an autopsy study

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health, October 2007
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (84th percentile)

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Title
Mercury in human brain, blood, muscle and toenails in relation to exposure: an autopsy study
Published in
Environmental Health, October 2007
DOI 10.1186/1476-069x-6-30
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Authors

Lars Björkman, Birgitte F Lundekvam, Torgils Lægreid, Bjørn I Bertelsen, Inge Morild, Peer Lilleng, Birger Lind, Brita Palm, Marie Vahter

Abstract

The main forms of mercury (Hg) exposure in the general population are methylmercury (MeHg) from seafood, inorganic mercury (I-Hg) from food, and mercury vapor (Hg0) from dental amalgam restorations. While the distribution of MeHg in the body is described by a one compartment model, the distribution of I-Hg after exposure to elemental mercury is more complex, and there is no biomarker for I-Hg in the brain. The aim of this study was to elucidate the relationships between on the one hand MeHg and I-Hg in human brain and other tissues, including blood, and on the other Hg exposure via dental amalgam in a fish-eating population. In addition, the use of blood and toenails as biological indicator media for inorganic and organic mercury (MeHg) in the tissues was evaluated.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Belgium 2 2%
Germany 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Unknown 124 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 21 16%
Researcher 20 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 15%
Student > Master 18 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 10 8%
Other 30 23%
Unknown 13 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 18%
Environmental Science 17 13%
Chemistry 15 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 6%
Other 24 18%
Unknown 20 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 May 2022.
All research outputs
#3,286,704
of 21,201,318 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Health
#566
of 1,423 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#48,245
of 321,375 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Health
#1
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