Do national advisories serve local consumers: an assessment of mercury in economically important North Carolina fish.

@article{Petre2012DoNA,
  title={Do national advisories serve local consumers: an assessment of mercury in economically important North Carolina fish.},
  author={Sally Jane Petre and Dana K Sackett and D. Derek Aday},
  journal={Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={1410-6}
}
Consumption of marine fish provides both benefits (lean protein, omega-3 fatty acids and essential nutrients) and risks (main source of mercury (Hg) exposure for humans). Mercury is a potent neurotoxin and the source of more fish advisories nationwide than any other toxicant. Despite the widespread nature of Hg, it is unknown whether local Hg contamination reflects national and regional levels often used as bases to inform consumers of potential fish consumption risk. Thus, the objectives of… CONTINUE READING
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