Mercury, Food Webs, and Marine Mammals: Implications of Diet and Climate Change for Human Health

@inproceedings{Booth2005MercuryFW,
  title={Mercury, Food Webs, and Marine Mammals: Implications of Diet and Climate Change for Human Health},
  author={Shawn Booth and Dirk Zeller},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2005}
}
We modeled the flow of methyl mercury, a toxic global pollutant, in the Faroe Islands marine ecosystem and compared average human methyl mercury exposure from consumption of pilot whale meat and fish (cod, Gadus morhua) with current tolerable weekly intake (TWI) levels. Under present conditions and climate change scenarios, methyl mercury increased in the ecosystem, translating into increased human exposure over time. However, we saw greater changes as a result of changing fishing mortalities… CONTINUE READING
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