Calls to Florida Poison Control Centers about mercury: Trends over 2003-2013.

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Summary of "Calls to Florida Poison Control Centers about mercury: Trends over 2003-2013."

The aim of this analysis was to contrast trends in exposure-report calls and informational queries (a measure of public interest) about mercury to the Florida Poison Control Centers over 2003-2013.


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Name: Environmental research
ISSN: 1096-0953
Pages: 422-426


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