Mercury Poisoning is reportable by law whereby laboratories are required to report when a patient’s urine level meets or exceeds 35 ug/g creatinine, or blood level meets or exceeds 1.5 ug/dl. The primary database for mercury poisoning in CT is housed at the CT DPH/Bureau Regulatory Svs/Environmental Health Division/ Environmental & Occupational Health Assessment Program/Occupational Health Unit in the Mercury Poisoning database. This database includes demographic information (age, race ethnicity, gender and date of birth) and disease diagnosis is collect from Physicians Reportable Disease Confidential Case Report. The Mercury Poisoning database is planned to become part of the CEDSS system in the future.
Other sources for Mercury Poisoning include the Death Registry, BRFSS, Office of Health Care Access (OHCA), CHIME and TOXICALL