Roger F N Rothschild

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Total mercury (THg), which includes neurotoxic methylmercury (MeHg), poses a health risk to subsistence food users in the circumpolar north. Low levels of THg, usually below 200 ng/g, have been reported in fish muscle from both returning salmon and freshwater species samples on the Kuskokwim River in southwest Alaska. Alaska subsistence users use fish all(More)
Total mercury (THg), which includes both inorganic (Hg(2+)) and methylmercury (MeHg) species, has been reported for seabirds in the North Pacific and Alaska. For the Yup'ik and Aleut people of Alaska, waterfowl are a small but important seasonal component of the diet, but many Alaskan species have not been studied extensively for the presence of mercury.(More)
The level of methylmercury in the hair of 16 rural Alaskan subsistence food users from Napakiak, a small Yup'ik Eskimo village on the Kuskokwim River in southwest Alaska, was assessed. A non-subsistence population of 20 non-Yup'ik adults from the urban interior city of Fairbanks was used as a comparison group. The Napakiak Yup'ik had a mean methylmercury(More)
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