A Review of Mercury in Seafood

@article{Rasmussen2005ARO,
  title={A Review of Mercury in Seafood},
  author={Rosalee S. Rasmussen and Joyce A. Nettleton and Michael T. Morrissey},
  journal={Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology},
  year={2005},
  volume={14},
  pages={100 - 71}
}
ABSTRACT Mercury is a toxic heavy metal released into the environment from both natural and anthropogenic sources. It is of great interest to consumers as to whether it can cause neurological effects at low dose levels. The effects of organic mercury exposure at high levels have been demonstrated in several large-scale poisonings, particularly those in Japan and Iraq in the 1950s, ′60s and ′70s. These epidemics showed that organic mercury, in sufficient concentrations, is a potent neurotoxin… 

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