Iron status as a covariate in methylmercury-associated neurotoxicity risk

Márlon de Freitas Fonseca, Sandra De Souza Hacon, Philippe Grandjean, Anna Lai Choi, Wanderley Rodrigues Bastos

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Intrauterine methylmercury exposure and prenatal iron deficiency negatively affect offspring's brain development. Since fish is a major source of both methylmercury and iron, occurrence of negative confounding may affect the interpretation of studies concerning cognition. We assessed relationships between methylmercury exposure and iron-status in childbearing females from a population naturally exposed to methylmercury through fish intake (Amazon). We concluded a census (refuse
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftChemosphere
Vol/bind100
Sider (fra-til)89-96
ISSN0045-6535
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2014

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