A contribution to the establishment of reference values for total mercury levels in hair and fish in amazonia.

@article{Santos2002ACT,
  title={A contribution to the establishment of reference values for total mercury levels in hair and fish in amazonia.},
  author={Elisabeth Conceiç{\~a}o de Oliveira Santos and Volney de Magalh{\~a}es C{\^a}mara and Iracina Maura de Jesus and Ed{\'i}lson da Silva Brabo and Edvaldo Carlos Brito Loureiro and Artur Mascarenhas and Kleber Freitas Fayal and G C S{\'a} Filho and Fernanda Sagica and M{\'a}rio de Oliveira Lima and Hiroyoshi Higuchi and Ida Mara Brunelli da Silveira},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2002},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={6-11}
}
Studies on mercury levels in the Amazonian Region have typically lacked background or reference parameters. A sectional study on Hg concentration in hair and fish was conducted, together with an assessment of the prevalence of signs and symptoms related to Hg poisoning, in four communities in the Amazon Basin not impacted by gold mining, located either by a river course (Santana do Ituqui and Caxiuanã) or by a lake (Aldeia do Lago Grande and Vila do Tabatinga). Mercury determinations in hair… CONTINUE READING
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