Global health impacts and costs due to mercury emissions.

  title={Global health impacts and costs due to mercury emissions.},
  author={Joseph V. Spadaro and Ari Rabl},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  volume={28 3},
Since much of the emission is in the form of metallic Hg whose atmospheric residence time is long enough to cause nearly uniform mixing in the hemisphere, much of the impact is global. This article presents a first estimate of global average neurotoxic impacts and costs by defining a comprehensive transfer factor for ingestion of methyl-Hg as ratio of global average dose rate and global emission rate. For the dose-response function (DRF) we use recent estimates of IQ decrement as function of Hg… CONTINUE READING

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