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Mercury in fishes of Alaska, with emphasis on subsistence species

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2007

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Jewett, S. C., and Duffy, L. K., 2007, Mercury in fishes of Alaska, with emphasis on subsistence species: Science of the Total Environment, v. 387, no. 1-3, p. 3-27.

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In the north, the presence of mercury (Hg) in food leading to chronic exposure is a scientific, economic and political issue. Guidelines have been established for the safe consumption of fish containing Hg, however, adherence to these guidelines must be weighed against the health benefits of consuming fish, such as from the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Alaskan Natives generally consume much more fish than the national average. This review summarizes and synthesizes the significant amount of data that has been generated on Hg in Alaska fish, particularly those consumed by Alaskans. Also included are a review of the benefits of eating fish, human health concerns relating to Hg toxicity and various risk [...]

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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2007.07.034
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0048-9697, 0048-9697

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