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Estimation of human health risk from exposure to methylmercury via fish consumption in Ghana

Source: http://www.journalhealthpollution.org, Date: March , 2014

Blacksmith Institute published a study on “Estimation of human health risk from exposure to methylmercury via fish consumption in Ghana”.

Fish advisories have been established by some nations to protect the public from the potentially harmful health effects linked to eating contaminated fish. Advisories are based on estimations of the health risks associated with concentrations of contaminating chemicals found in fish, and the average levels of consumption of fish in the population. Fish is an important source of nutrition in Ghana; however, little is known about the possible health effects associated with metal Concentrations found in fish. Blacksmith Institute conducted a study to estimate estimate metal concentrations in fishery resources.

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http://www.journalhealthpollution.org/doi/pdf/10.5696/2156-9614-4-6.18

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