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.
Regulations Pertaining to the Detection, Monitoring and Investigation of Environmental and Chronic Diseases (6 CCR 1009-7)
Mercury monitoring reports
- Protocol for mercury surveillance in Colorado.
- 2011 annual mercury surveillance report.
- 2010 annual mercury surveillance report.
Mercury monitoring fact sheets
- Mercury Exposure and Your Health.
- Mercury in Fish and Your Health.
- Mercury: Household Sources and Reducing Exposure.