Accumulation of mercury in the body and her influence on biochemical blood indices of women of childbearing age (example of Vologda region)

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The research was conducted in 2018 and 1323 women of childbearing age from the city of Cherepovets in the Vologda region took part in it. The Hg content in the hair of women was determined on a RA-915M mercury analyzer. The average concentration of metal in the hair of residents was 0,427 ± 0,015 mg/kg. A positive correlation was found between mercury accumulation and age ( r = 0,288), fish consumption, and blood biochemical parameters - erythrocytes (RBC) ( r = 0,097), hemoglobin (HYB) ( r = 0,172) and hematocrit (HCT) ( r = 0,158) with p < 0,05.

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Elena S. Ivanova

Cherepovets State University

Author for correspondence.

Candidate of Biological Sciences, leading researcher, Head of the Ecological and Analytical Laboratory of the Department of Biology of Faculty of Biology and Human Health

5 Lunacharskogo Ave., Cherepovets, 162600, Russian Federation

Anastasia I. Kornilova

Cherepovets State University

SPIN-code: 4726-3586

student of the Department of Biology of the Faculty of Biology and Human Health

5 Lunacharskogo Ave., Cherepovets, 162600, Russian Federation

Olga Yu. Rumyantseva

Cherepovets State University


junior researcher at the Department of Biology of the Faculty of Biology and Human Health

5 Lunacharskogo Ave., Cherepovets, 162600, Russian Federation


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