Burden of Mild Mental Retardation attributed to prenatal methylmercury exposure in Amazon: local and regional estimates

Abstract The gold rush in the Amazon Region caused an increase of mercury (Hg) levels in the environment, and, consequently, raised human exposure. Once released into aquatic systems, Hg could generate methylmercury (MeHg), an extremely toxic compound, which is accumulated through trophic chains. Se...

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Main Authors: Ana Claudia Santiago de Vasconcellos, Paulo Rubens Guimarães Barrocas, Claudia Maribel Vega Ruiz, Dennys de Souza Mourão, Sandra de Souza Hacon
Format: Article
Published: Associação Brasileira de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Coletiva
Series:Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Online Access:http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1413-81232018001103535&lng=en&tlng=en

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