Hair mercury (signature of fish consumption) and cardiovascular risk in Munduruku and Kayabi Indians of Amazonia.

@article{Drea2005HairM,
  title={Hair mercury (signature of fish consumption) and cardiovascular risk in Munduruku and Kayabi Indians of Amazonia.},
  author={Jos{\'e} G D{\'o}rea and Jurandir R de Souza and Patr{\'i}cia Rodrigues and Iris Ferrari and Ant{\^o}nio C{\'e}sar Paes Barbosa},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2005},
  volume={97 2},
  pages={209-19}
}
Fish is an important natural resource in the diet of inhabitants of the Amazon rain forest and a marker of its consumption (hair Hg) was used to compare selected cardiovascular risk parameters between tribes of Eastern Amazonia. Three Munduruku (Terra Preta, Kaburua, Cururu) villages and one Kayabi village at the banks of head rivers (Tapajos, Tropas, Kabitutu, Cururu, Curuzinho, Teles Pires) of the Tapajos Basin were studied in relation to fish Hg concentrations, mercury in hair (fish… CONTINUE READING

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