Performance on neurological development tests by riverine children with moderate mercury exposure in Amazonia, Brazil.

@article{Tavares2005PerformanceON,
  title={Performance on neurological development tests by riverine children with moderate mercury exposure in Amazonia, Brazil.},
  author={Lydia Maria Bocayuva Tavares and Volney de Magalh{\~a}es C{\^a}mara and Olaf Malm and Elisabeth Conceiç{\~a}o de Oliveira Santos},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={1160-7}
}
The nervous system can be damaged when the population is exposed to methyl mercury (MeHg) by ingesting fish, and children deserve special attention due to their increased susceptibility as compared to adults. A comparative cross-sectional study was performed in order to investigate the use of a battery of neurological development tests in two groups of 209 riverine children from 3 to 7 years old: a group exposed to moderate levels of MeHg (n = 75) and a control group (n = 134). The study… CONTINUE READING

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