Mercury exposure and antinuclear antibodies among females of reproductive age in the United States: NHANES

Immune dysregulation associated with mercury has been suggested, though data in the general population are lacking. Chronic exposure to low levels of methylmercury (organic) and inorganic mercury is common, such as through fish consumption and dental amalgams. The objective of the study was to examine associations between mercury biomarkers and antinuclear antibody (ANA) positivity and strength.

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