Exposure analysis of five fish-consuming populations for overexposure to methylmercury

Author Name: 
Marien, K., Patrick, G. M.
Publication Date: 
Monday, January 1, 2001
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Exposure to Methylmercury is most commonly absorbed through fish consumption. Five separate groups of Native American people were studied for the derived tolerable daily intake (TDI) of Mercury. The fish consumption survey was conducted at Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake ( Lake Roosevelt ) in Washington state where chemical contaminants have been measured in fish. Groups were seen to have under the tolerable exposure. The important fact to remember is that prolonged exposure of mothers to Mercury can over time make them saturated with Mercury and possibly exposed future children to it. The public health implications of this exposure analysis are discussed.