Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, January 21st, 2001
Hair mineral analysis from six commercial laboratories was found to be unreliable, and health care practitioners are urged not to use hair analysis to assess individual nutritional status or suspected environmental exposures, according to an article in the January 3, 2001, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA, 2001;285:67-72).
Sharon Seidel, PhD, of Impact Assessment Inc., and Debra Gilliss, MD, from the California Department of Health Services, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, Oakland, and colleagues...
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