TOP „ Call for hair samples

National Institute for Minamata Disease studies on the mercury-pollution in developing countries. Hair is clearly the most suitable material for estimation of methylmercury exposure.

We collect hair samples of inhabitants living in a doubtful mercury-polluted area in developing countries to determine the mercury content.

Mercury content in hair will be analyzed by a flameless atomic absorption spectrometer in the institute and the mercury data will be sent to you promptly.

We measure mercury content of samples for free.
We also need the identification number, sex and age of a participant, and sampling site.

Please send us hair samples prepared according to an attached paper
"INSTRUCTIONS FOR HAIR SAMPLING".

We use the hair samples only for mercury determination.
For more information, please contact to:
Dr. M. Fujimura
at Department of Basic Medical Sciences,
National Institute for Minamata Disease,
Minamata, 4058-18 Hama, Kumamoto, 867-0008, Japan.
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