Mercury

Prenatal methylmercury exposure from ocean fish consumption in the Seychelles child development study.

INTRODUCTION: Exposure to methylmercury (MeHg) before birth can adversely affect children’s neurodevelopment. The most common form of prenatal exposure is maternal fish consumption, but whether such exposure harms the fetus is unknown. We aimed to identify adverse neurodevelopmental effects in a fish-consuming population. METHODS: We investigated 779 mother-infant pairs residing in the Republic of Seychelles. […]

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