Mercury exposure

Our mercury monitoring program analyzes data collected on mercury exposures to:
  • Determine risk factors.
  • Identify the population at risk.
  • Identify areas for further investigation.
  • Determine necessary prevention and intervention activities.
    • We intervene through education and outreach activities.
    • We use data to develop annual reports.
State regulation about mercury reporting requirement
Elevated levels of mercury in the body is a reportable condition in Colorado. The regulations require all laboratories report within 30 days of the test all blood and urine tests where mercury levels exceed 0.5 μg/dL (or 5 μg/L) for blood and 20 μg/L for urine.
Mercury monitoring reports
Mercury monitoring fact sheets