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Articles, Correspondence & Other Resources

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Below are information packets and correspondence between Dr. Wendroff and various authorities. All are organized by date.



2009

January 2009 - Neurology No. 72, p. 377-379
"Elemental Mercury Neurotoxicity from Self-Injection (Schaumburg, et. al)"

February 2009 - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mercury Workgroup
"Children's Exposure to Elemental Mecury: A National Review of Exposure Events" (with APW Comments)

March 2009 - Commentary by Arnold Wendroff, PhD.
"Why They Don't Want to Know"


2008

April 2008 - Science of the Total Environment, No 397, p. 131-139
"Mercury vapor in residential building common areas in communities where mercury is used for cultural purposes versus a reference community"


2006

August 2006 - Ethnicity and Health, Vol. 11, No 3
"Mercury Use and Exposure among Santeria Practitioners: Religious versus Folk Practice in Northern New Jersey, USA"

August 2006 - Ethnicity and Health, Vol. 11, No 3
"Mercury Use and Exposure among Santeria Practitioners: Religious versus Folk Practice in Northern New Jersey, USA" (with APW Comments)

2006 - Risk Analysis, Vol. 26,
"Incorporating Ethnographic Methods in Multidisciplinary Approaches to Risk Assessment and Communication: Cultural and Religious Uses of Mercury in Latino and Caribbean Communities"

January 2006 - Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 114, No. 1,
"Comparison of Indoor Mercury Vapor in Common Areas of Residential Buildings with outdoor Levels in a Community Where Mercury is Used for Cultural Purposes"

January 2006 - School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ
"An Evaluation of Potential Exposure to mercury in a Community (Union City & West New York, NJ) Where Mercury is Used for Cultural Purposes"

 

2005
August 2005 - Environmental Practice,
"Magico-Religious Mercury Use in Caribbean and Latino Communities: Pollution, Persistence, and Politics"

June 2005 - The Bronx Journal, June 2005,
"Hazardous rituals: mercury pollution in the Bronx"


2004

October 20, 2004 - Excerpt from Natural Resources Defense Council's
"HIDDEN DANGER: Environmental Health Threats in the Latino Community"

September 2004 - Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol 112, No. 13
"Subcutaneous Injection of Mercury: 'Warding Off Evil' "


2003
Winter 2003 - Article in Vital Signs, Vol.27 No.1,
"Public Heath Crisis in the Low-Income Community: Domestic Mercury Poisoning" 

October 2003 - Article in Medical Intelligence, Vol.295 No.16,
"Mercury Embolization of the Lung" 

October 2003 - Article from Universitas Bergensis,
"Changes in Mercury Exposure in the Great Lakes Area, USA, as Shown by the Mercury Content of Moose Molars"

October 2003 - Article from Universitas Bergensis,
"Mercury in Primary Teeth from Contemporary Norwegian Children"

October 2003 - Article from Oral Metallic Mercury,
"A Folk Medicine Remedy for Gastroenteritis"

August 2003 - JSI Center for Environmental Health Studies,
"Ritual Use of Mercury (Azogue) Assessment and Education Project"

May 2003 - Study from Environmental Assessment and Risk Analysis Element,
"Cultural Uses of Mercury in New Jersey"

April 2003 - Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 111, No. 4,
"Evaluation of Mercury in Urine as an Indicaotor of Exposure to Low Levels of Mercury Vapor"

April 2003 - Environmental Quality Awards
description  /   plaque  /   photo

January/February 2003 - Article from Ambulatory Pediatrics, Vol.3, No.1,
"Mercury Exposure in an Urban Pediatric Population"

 

2002
December 2002 - Final Report on
"Cultural Uses of Mercury in New Jersey"

April 2002 - Article
"Direct measurement of the mercury content of exhaled air: a new approach for determination of the mercury dose received" 

March 2002 - Correspondence with the NYC DEP on Sampling for Ritualistic Mercury in Wastewater
Correspondence Part 1  /  Correspondence Part 2

November - December 2002 - New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Sampling Events: Mercury Track-down Washington Heights


2001
August 2001 - Article from Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 109 No.8,
"Assessing Elemental Mercury Vapor Exposure from Cultural and Religious Practices"

July 2, 2001 -
Letter from State of NY, DOH, Department of Health

July 2001 - Excerpts from American Academy of Pediatrics,
"Technical Report: Mercury in the Environment: Implictions for Pediatricians"

May 11, 2001 -
News from Senator Malcolm A. Smith, 10th Senatorial District, NYS Senate

March 2001 -
Resolution by Councilmember Linares

February, 2001 - New York Times Magazine,
"Mercury Rising" (Could spiritual practices be a source of mercury contamination?)


1999
Nov 1999 - Literature review and policy analysis from the Environmental Times,
Mercury Exposure From Magico-Religious use in Hispanic and Caribbean homes

August 1999 - Article from Emergency Medical News, Vol. XXI, No. 8.
"Mercury Hazard Widespread in Magico-Religious Practices in US"

May 1999 - Article from Population and Environment: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies Vol.20, No. 5,
"Elemental Mercury Use in Religious and Ethnic Practices in Latin American and Caribbean Communities in New York City"

1999 - Health-Care Provider Guide from the Department of Health, New York City
"Metallic Mercury Exposure: A Guide for Health-Care Providers"

1999 - Information from the Department of Health, New York City,
"Metallic Mercury Poisoning"

1997
1997 - Study by the Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Bergen, Norway
"Mercury in Primary Teeth from Conetmporary Norwegian Children"

1996
January 1996 - Letters to the Editor from American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 86, No.1 "Mercury Use in Espiritismo:A Survey of Botanicas"

1995
March 1995 - Article from American Journal of Public Health, Vol.85 No.3,
"Magico-Religious Mercury Use and Cultural Sensitivity"


1990
December 22/29, 1990 - Article from The Lancet,
"Intoxication from mercury spilled on carpets"

October 1990 - Article from Nature, Vol. 347,
"Domestic mercury pollution"



Correspondence

May 23, 2003 -
Letter from the City of NY, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

April 20, 2001 -
Letter from Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

March 13, 2001 -
Letter from Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

February 10, 2001 - Article in el diario,
"Planean estrategia contra el mercurio" 

February 15, 2001 -
Letter from the City of NY, Department of Buildings

February 16, 2001 -
Letter from the City of NY, Office of the Comptroller

December 5, 2000 -
Letter from EPA, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances 

December 29, 2000 -
Letter from the City of Chicago, Department of Environment

November 1, 2000 -
Letter from the Council of NY, Office of the Speaker of City Hall

November 9, 2000 - Statement of the NYC DOH
"In relation to banning the testing of gas piping systems with gauges that use mercury"

July 10, 2000 -
Letter from US Environmental Protection Agency  

June 9, 2000 -
Letter from City of NY, Department of Environmental Protection 

May 18, 2000 -
Letter from City of NY, Office of the Comptroller 

March 14, 2000 -
Letter to Congressman Weiner from US Consumer Product Safety Commission

March 16, 2000 -
Letter to Congressman Weiner from US EPA

February 11, 2000 -
Letter from NYC DOH, General Counsel

January 2000 -
Letter from NYC DOH, Office of the Commissioner

December 1, 1999 -
Letter from the State of NY, Office of the Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer

November 1999 -
Excerpts from the Handbook of Pediatric Environmental Health, American Academy of Pediatrics 

November 23, 1999 -
Letter from North Brooklyn Health Network

July 9, 1999 -
Article in MMWR, Vol. 48/No.26

June 11, 1999 -
Letter from the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

May 3, 1999 -
Letter from Department of Health and Human Services, CDC

May 4, 1999 -
Letter from US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Civil Rights  

April 27, 1999 -
Letter from State of NJ, Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Science, Research and Technology

April  28, 1999 -
Letter from Latin-American Foundation for Environment Protection, Inc. 

March 8, 1999 -
Letter to Congressman Serrano

March 8, 1999 -
Letter to Environmental & Natural Resource Division, Department of Justice

All 1998 Correspondence:
January 14, 1998 - Letter from the State of NY, DOH
February 1998 - Letter from US Environmental Protection Agency
November 13, 1998 - Letter from West Harlem Environmental ACTion 
November 18, 1998 - Letter from the City of NY, Law Department
December 1, 1998 - Letter from the Council of the City of NY, Angel Rodriguez, Councilman,
38th District
December 29, 1998 - Letter from the Department of Health and Human Services, CDC

1997 -
Article from the Presidential/Congressional Commission on Risk Assessment and Risk Management 

October 1997 -
Newsletter from the Office of Minority Health

July 16, 1997 -
Email regarding Ritual Mercury Use Report, Chicago Department of Public Health

June 23, 1997 - Backgrounder from Department of Health & Human Services entitled
"ATSDR and EPA Warn the Public about Continuing Patterns of Metallic Mercury Exposure"

March 1997 - Article in Environmental Health Perspectives, Volume 105, Number 3,
"Magico-religious Mercury Exposure"

All 1997 Correspondence:
January 3, 1997 - Transcript from Alan Shakin, Esq. US Consumer Product Safety Commission
January, 1997 - Letter from US Environmental Protection Agency
August 14, 1997 - Letter from State of NY, DOH 

August 23, 1996 -
Letter from State of NY, Department of Law

November 6, 1995 -
Letter from State University of NY Health Science Center at Brooklyn

All 1995 Correspondence:
January 13, 1995 - Letter from Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service
May 5, 1995 - Letter from Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
December 28, 1995 - Letter from National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations, Washington DC 

1995 -
Reports by Botanica Personnel of Mercury Sale and Use for Spiritual Practices, Bronx, NY

All 1994 Correspondence:
April 8, 1994 - Letter from State of NJ, DOH
July 14, 1994 - Letter from Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control
1994 - Letter from US Environmental Protection Agency

August 4, 1993 -
Letter from the Council of the City of NY, Economic Development Government Contracts Intergroup Relations

June 9, 1993 -
RM2 Assessment Document for Cultural Uses of Mercury 

All 1993 Correspondence:
March 3, 1993 - Letter from State of NY, DOH 
July 16, 1993- Letter from US Consumer Product Safety Commission
August 3, 1993- Letter from NYC DOH, Environmental Health Services
September 3, 1993- Letter from Universidad de Puerto Rico, Departmento de Clencias Sociales

March 1992 -
Excerpts from ATSDR Case Studies in Environmental Medicine: MERCURY TOXICITY

January 17, 1992 -
Letter from South Florida Water Management District

June 18, 1991 - News from NYC DOH,
"Health Department Warns People Who Use Mercury Of Potential Mercury Poisoning"

May 23, 1991 -
Letter from DOH & Health Services, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects

April 11, 1991 -
Letter from the Pan American Health Organization, Pan American Sanitary Bureau, Regional Office of the World Health Organization

All March 1991 Correspondence:
March 5, 1991 - Letter from US Consumer Product Safety Commission 
March 20, 1991 - Letter from the Department of Health Services, Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Branch, California
March 28, 1991 - Letter from the Office of the Mayor, City of Chicago, Richard M. Daley

All January 1991 Correspondence:  
January 2, 1991 - Letter from NYCDOH, Bureau of Maternity Services and Family Planning
January 28, 1991 - Letter from The City of New York, Office of the Mayor, David N. Dinkins
January 30, 1991 - Letter from the Office of the Chancellor, Joseph A. Fernandez

October 1990 -
Letter from Surgeon General,  Antonia C. Novello, M.D., M.P.H.