Chemical forms of mercury and selenium in fish following digestion with simulated gastric fluid.

@article{George2008ChemicalFO,
  title={Chemical forms of mercury and selenium in fish following digestion with simulated gastric fluid.},
  author={Graham N George and Satya Prakash Singh and Roger C Prince and Ingrid J. Pickering},
  journal={Chemical research in toxicology},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={2106-10}
}
Fish is a major dietary source of potentially neurotoxic methylmercury compounds for humans. It is also a rich source of essential selenium. We have used in situ mercury L(III)-edge and selenium K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy to chemically characterize the methylmercury and selenium in both fresh fish and fish digested with simulated gastric fluid. For the mercury, we confirm our earlier finding [ Harris et al. ( 2003 ) Science 301 , 1203 ] that the methylmercury is coordinated by a… CONTINUE READING

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