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Mercury Exposure and Health Effects (CDPH series)
Mercury Exposure and Health Effects (CDPH series). Human exposure to mercury, a toxic chemical, is fairly common yet often not recognized. This course is intended to help health care providers identify the common ways that their patients can come into contact with mercury and what can be done to reduce exposures. Mercury’s health effects and treatment options are also presented. OBJECTIVE - Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to 1. Recognize the common forms of mercury and sources in the environment; 2. Recognize the common routes of exposure and ways to reduce exposure; 3. Recognize the populations most susceptible to harm from mercury; 4. Recall health effects from exposure to mercury and treatment options.

Mercury Exposure and Health Effects

Original Released for CME: July 25, 2013
Reviewed and approved: July 23, 2013
CME Expires: July 24, 2016

Activity format: PDF slides or PowerPoint slide show

Human exposure to mercury, a toxic chemical, is fairly common yet often not recognized. This course is intended to help health care providers identify the common ways that their patients can come into contact with mercury and what can be done to reduce exposures. Mercury’s health effects and treatment options are also presented.

Learning Objectives - Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
• Recognize the common forms of mercury and sources in the environment.
Recognize the common routes of exposure and ways to reduce exposure.
• Recognize the populations most susceptible to harm from mercury. 
Recall health effects from exposure to mercury and treatment options.
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Fee
There is no fee for this activity.
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Target Audience
The intended audience consists of primary care physicians and other health care professionals.
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Course consists of the following elements:
Web-based slide presentation
   (Slides will open up in full screen - click ESC button to reduce/close)
Test and Evaluation Questions
   (test results will print on page 2 of certificate, require to pass with 73% or better)

Participation is accomplished through self-directed viewing of the web-based material. CME credit is obtained upon completion of the program content, passing the test with 73% or better and submission of the program evaluation. An electronic CME certificate will be available after successfully completing the evaluation. Please be patient while certificate is processing, system will need to refresh your test score and results. This CME course should take approximately 1 hour to complete.
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Receipt of Credit
Once you have completed a course, test and evaluation, you will receive your Statement of Credit and your "My Transcript" page will be updated to reflect the credits earned along with a link to a printable version of the official certificate for that course. You may then submit this certificate to the appropriate accrediting body.
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Accreditation  
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of California, Davis Health System and the California Department of Public Health. The University of California, Davis Health System is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit: The University of California, Davis Health System designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credits acceptable for multidisciplinary team members

Nursing: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.  For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report hours of credit and fill in "CME Category 1" for the provider number).

Physician Assistant: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.
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Disclosures
The author and reviewers have indicated no financial interest/affiliation that may affect presentations.

This presentation was prepared by:
Alyce Ujihara, MA, California Department of Public Health

With contributions from:
Jayshree Chander, MD, MPH, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, UCSF
Gina M. Solomon, MD, MPH, California Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Elana Silver, MS, Laurelton Research

This presentation was reviewed by:
Jeff Fowles, PhD, California Department of Public Health
Raymond K. Meister, MD, MPH, California Department of Public Health
Robert Harrison, MD, MPH, California Department of Public Health and University of California, San Francisco

No relevant financial relationships exist.

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 Software Requirements
Adobe Reader or PowerPoint


Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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Credits
1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit