Temporal variation of blood and hair mercury levels in pregnancy in relation to fish consumption history in a population living along the St. Lawrence River.

@article{Morrissette2004TemporalVO,
  title={Temporal variation of blood and hair mercury levels in pregnancy in relation to fish consumption history in a population living along the St. Lawrence River.},
  author={Jo{\"e}lle Morrissette and Larissa Takser and Genevi{\`e}ve St-Amour and Audrey Smargiassi and Julie Lafond and Donna Mergler},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2004},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={363-74}
}
Fish consumption from the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River has been decreasing over the last years due to advisories and increased awareness of the presence of several contaminants. Methylmercury (MeHg), a well-established neurotoxicant even at low levels of exposure, bioaccumulates to differing degrees in various fish species and can have serious adverse effects on the development and functioning of the human central nervous system, especially during prenatal exposure. Most studies on… CONTINUE READING
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