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Blood levels of total and organic mercury in residents of the upper St. Lawrence River basin, Qu├ębec: association with age, gender, and fish consumption.

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Source
Environ Res. 1998 May;77(2):104-14
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-1998
Author
K R Mahaffey
D. Mergler
Author Affiliation
United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Assessment, 26 West Martin Luther King Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45268, USA.
Source
Environ Res. 1998 May;77(2):104-14
Date
May-1998
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Animals
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Eating
Female
Fishes
Food Contamination
Humans
Male
Mercury - administration & dosage - blood - pharmacokinetics
Mercury Poisoning - blood - epidemiology - etiology
Methylmercury Compounds - administration & dosage - blood - pharmacokinetics
Middle Aged
Quebec - epidemiology
Seafood
Sex Factors
Water Pollutants, Chemical - administration & dosage - adverse effects - pharmacokinetics
Water Pollution - adverse effects
Abstract
Increased consumption of lake fish was associated with higher blood mercury concentrations among 289 residents of Southwest Quebec living on the southern bank of the Upper St. Lawrence River System. This increase in blood mercury was reflected in the organic fraction and to a lesser extent with total blood mercury. Repeat analyses on a small subpopulation showed a correlation coefficient between time 1 and time 2 of approximately 0.7 for total mercury and for organic mercury. With one exception, blood total mercury concentrations were less than 5 ppb. Blood mercury concentrations were higher among men than women. One individual had much higher total mercury concentrations in blood (i.e., 70 ppb) which were attributed to fish consumption based on medical and dietary history. The values for these subjects are compared with other North American data on blood mercury levels.
Notes
Erratum In: Environ Res 1998 Nov;79(2):156
PubMed ID
9600803 View in PubMed
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