Mercury exposure

We analyze mercury exposure data 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)