Our mercury monitoring program analyzes data collected on mercury exposures to determine risk factors, identify the population at risk, identify areas for further investigation and 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.