Methylmercury exposure in a subsistence fishing community in Lake Chapala, Mexico: an ecological approach

  title={Methylmercury exposure in a subsistence fishing community in Lake Chapala, Mexico: an ecological approach},
  author={Leonardo Trasande and Juanita E Cortes and Philip J. Landrigan and Mary I Abercrombie and Richard F. Bopp and Enrique Cifuentes},
  booktitle={Environmental health : a global access science source},
BACKGROUND Elevated concentrations of mercury have been documented in fish in Lake Chapala in central Mexico, an area that is home to a large subsistence fishing community. However, neither the extent of human mercury exposure nor its sources and routes have been elucidated. METHODS Total mercury concentrations were measured in samples of fish from Lake Chapala; in sections of sediment cores from the delta of Rio Lerma, the major tributary to the lake; and in a series of suspended-particle… CONTINUE READING
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