The Environmental Case Management of Mercury-Exposed Persons

Published online: 
26 July 2021
The Environmental Case Management of Mercury-Exposed Persons.

These guidelines provide practical advice for the investigation and environmental case management of mercury-exposed cases. They are intended to assist the public health units in achieving a tolerable level of mercury in the environment of exposed children and/or adults, so limiting any adverse effect on people’s health. Making their environment ‘mercury safe’ will also protect people who might otherwise be exposed to the same mercury hazards in the future. Although the guidelines focus on secondary prevention, increasing evidence of the toxicity of mercury strengthens the importance of primary prevention.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    26 July 2021
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  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2021. The Environmental Case Management of Mercury exposed Persons. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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