Mercury In Fish

  title={Mercury In Fish},
  author={Takeshi Kawaguchi},
  journal={Obstetrics \& Gynecology},
  • T. Kawaguchi
  • Published 23 January 1998
  • Environmental Science
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Recent news articles about mercury in fish may lead some patients to seek more information from their healthcare providers. For most Americans, seafood is the major source of exposure to mercury.1 The mercury in seafood is in the form of methylmercury, a potential neurotoxin formed by the organification of elemental mercury by marine microorganisms like plankton, which are then consumed by aquatic animals and concentrated up the food chain. 

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