Mercury Levels in an Urban Pregnant Population in Durham County, North Carolina

@inproceedings{Miranda2011MercuryLI,
  title={Mercury Levels in an Urban Pregnant Population in Durham County, North Carolina},
  author={Marie Lynn Miranda and Sharon E. Edwards and Pamela J. Maxson},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
  year={2011}
}
The adverse effects of prenatal mercury exposure, most commonly resulting from maternal fish consumption, have been detected at very low exposure levels. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, however, have been shown to support fetal brain and vision development. Using data from a prospective, cohort study of pregnant women from an inland area in the US South, we sought to understand the fish consumption habits and associated mercury levels across subpopulations. Over 30% of women had at least… CONTINUE READING
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