Estimated intake levels of methylmercury in children, childbearing age and pregnant women in a Mediterranean region, Murcia, Spain

@article{OrtegaGarca2008EstimatedIL,
  title={Estimated intake levels of methylmercury in children, childbearing age and pregnant women in a Mediterranean region, Murcia, Spain},
  author={Juan Antonio Ortega-Garc{\'i}a and Kristina Rodriguez and Marta Calatayud and Marlene Martin and Dinoraz V{\'e}lez and Vicenta Devesa and Mari Carmen S{\'a}nchez-Alarcon and Alberto Manuel Torres Cantero and Consuelo Galindo-Cascales and Juana Mar{\'i}a Gil-V{\'a}zquez and Miguel Felipe S{\'a}nchez-Sauco and Manuel S{\'a}nchez-Sol{\'i}s and Blas Alfonso-Marsilla and Fernando Romero-Braquehais},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={168},
  pages={1075-1080}
}
Methylmercury (MeHg) is a bioaccumulable toxin in the trophic chain and a powerful neurotoxin during fetal and child development. Consumption of contaminated fish and shellfish is a principal environmental source of MeHg exposure. This study was designed to assess the Hg and estimated MeHg intake in vulnerable groups of the Murcia region, a Mediterranean part of Spain, compared with international regulations. A validated food frequency questionnaire was used to assess seafood consumptions in… CONTINUE READING
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