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Journal of the Korean Society for Environmental Analysis 2012;15(4):267-274.
Biomonitoring of Total Mercury in Whole Blood of South Korean by Age and Regional
연령 및 지역에 따른 한국인 혈 중 수은 분포 연구
정다영1, 최종호1, 이정애2, 박경수2, 윤혜정3, 표희수2
1고려대학교
2한국과학기술연구원
3식품의약품안전평가원
Abstract
The present study analyzed total mercury in whole blood from total of 4500 samples: adults = 2000, students = 1000 and infants = 800 (parents = 600), of Korean that were collected between 2010 and 2011 survey years using Gold Amalgamation-Direct Mercury Analyser (DMA-80). Geometric mean (GM) of adults, students and infants (parents) were 3.90 μg/L, 2.15 μg/L, 2.06 μg/L (3.23 μg/L), respectively, showing proportional relationship between age and total mercury concentration in whole blood. When the samples were analyzed in relation to gender, total mercury concentration was higher in male samples (3.11 μg/L) than female samples (2.76μg/L). When the samples were analyzed in relation region, total mercury concentration was higher in coastal area samples (3.60 μg/L) than inland area samples (2.98 μg/L) with significance (p<0.05). Total mercury concentrations of 496 pairs of mother and infant showed low linearity with R2=0.026. The above statistical analysis was performed using PASW Statistics 18 (Version 18.0, SPSS, Chicago, IL).
Key Words: Total mercury, Direct mercury analyzer, South Korean, Blood, Health effect, Biomonitoring
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