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Risk Factors for Mercury Exposure of Children in a Rural Mining Town in Northern Chile

  • Johan Ohlander mail,

    johan.ohlander@med.uni-muenchen.de

    Affiliation: Center for International Health Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) at the Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany

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  • Stella Maria Huber,

    Affiliation: Center for International Health Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) at the Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany

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  • Michael Schomaker,

    Affiliation: Department for Statistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Christian Heumann,

    Affiliation: Department for Statistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Rudolf Schierl,

    Affiliation: Center for International Health Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) at the Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany

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  • Bernhard Michalke,

    Affiliation: Institute for Ecological Chemistry, Helmholtz Center Munich - German Research Center for Environmental Health, Neuherberg, Germany

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  • Oskar G. Jenni,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, University Children’s Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Jon Caflisch,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, University Children’s Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Daniel Moraga Muñoz,

    Affiliation: Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile. Past staff of Facultad de Medicina, Latin American Center of the Center for International Health Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Universidad Católica del Norte, Coquimbo, Chile

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  • Ondine S. von Ehrenstein,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Katja Radon

    Affiliation: Center for International Health Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) at the Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany

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  • Published: November 20, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079756

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