What – the reader says – does this title have to do with daguerreotypy? Well a little more safety information heading your way. I recently stopped by my health care provider for some routine blood tests. I also arranged with my doctor to get a mercury blood level as well. Here are the results:
The screen capture is a little hard to read, but I passed. I did this to establish a baseline blood level before I start working with mercury. I plan to get an annual test to get a definitve read on whether my safety measures are working. My health plan covered the test, so it didn’t cost me anything. I asked one of my nurse friends however and she tells me it is a pretty cheap test (about USD $25). Even if you are a longer term practitioner you might want to get one done the next time you have to get other bloodwork. You will quickly find out if you have anything to be concerned about.
Happy (and safe) dagging. :)