Fish as a Dietary Source of Mercury and Methylmercury, Risks and Benefits

Afnan Freije and Maysoon Awadh
University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain

Series: Nutrition and Diet Research Progress, Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: MED060000

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Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick

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In water methylmercury is the most common form of mercury, quickly enters the aquatic food chain. Marine aquatic organisms at all levels accumulate mercury in their tissues, where organic mercury is retained for long periods. Fish and shellfish are an important part of a healthy diet. Fish and shellfish contain high quality protein and other essential nutrients. By including moderate amounts of a variety of fish in a balanced diet, and choosing fish that are low in methylmercury, women can provide these essential nutrients to their babies both in uterus and through breast milk, while at the same time minimizing their exposure to environmental pollutants. This new book examines fish as a dietary source of mercury and methylmercury. (Imprint: Nova)

CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF MERCURY

INORGANIC FORMS OF MERCURY

ORGANIC FORMS OF MERCURY

SOURCES OF MERCURY IN THE ENVIRONMENT

NATURAL SOURCES

ANTHROPOGENIC RELEASES FROM THE MOBILIZATION OF MERCURY IMPURITIES IN MATERIALS

ANTHROPOGENIC RELEASES FROM MERCURY USED IN PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES

EMISSION OF MERCURY TO THE AIR

EMISSION OF MERCURY TO THE WATER

EMISSION OF MERCURY TO THE SOIL

RE-MOBILIZATION OF HISTORIC ANTHROPOGENIC MERCURY

GLOBAL CYCLING, TRANSPORT AND FATE OF MERCURY IN THE ENVIRONMENT

MERCURY SPECIES AND TRANSFORMATION IN AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT

POTENTIAL SOURCES OF EXPOSURE AND OCCURRENCE OF MERCURY IN HUMAN TISSUES

RISKS AND BENEFITS OF EATING FISH

FISH CONSUMPTION LIMITS

TOXICITY OF MERCURY AND METHYLMERCURY

ACUTE TOXICITY

CHRONIC TOXICITY

DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY

MUTAGENICITY, NEUROTOXICITY AND CYTOTOXICITY

DISTRIBUTION OF MERCURY IN FISH SAMPLES

HUMAN HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT

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