Assessing Sources of Human Methylmercury Exposure Using Stable Mercury Isotopes

@inproceedings{Li2014AssessingSO,
  title={Assessing
Sources of Human Methylmercury Exposure
Using Stable Mercury Isotopes},
  author={Miling Li and Laura S. Sherman and Joel D Blum and Philippe Grandjean and Bjarni Mikkelsen and P{\'a}l Weihe and Elsie M Sunderland and James P. Shine},
  booktitle={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2014}
}
Seafood consumption is the primary route of methylmercury (MeHg) exposure for most populations. Inherent uncertainties in dietary survey data point to the need for an empirical tool to confirm exposure sources. We therefore explore the utility of Hg stable isotope ratios in human hair as a new method for discerning MeHg exposure sources. We characterized Hg… CONTINUE READING