Advances in Mercury Toxicology

  • Tsuguyoshi Suzuki
  • Nobumasa Imura
  • Thomas W. Clarkson

Part of the Rochester Series on Environmental Toxicity book series (RSET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Overview

    1. Tsuguyoshi Suzuki, Nobumasa Imura, Thomas W. Clarkson
      Pages 1-32
  3. Fate in the Environment

    1. R. E. Hecky, D. J. Ramsey, R. A. Bodaly, N. E. Strange
      Pages 33-52
    2. Hirokatsu Akagi, Hajime Nishimura
      Pages 53-76
  4. Disposition in the Body

    1. Akira Naganuma, Toshiko Tanaka, Tsutomu Urano, Nobumasa Imura
      Pages 111-120
    2. Kimiko Hirayama, Akira Yasutake, Tatsumi Adachi
      Pages 121-134
    3. Chiharu Tohyama, Abdul Ghaffar, Atsuhiro Nakano, Noriko Nishimura, Hisao Nishimura
      Pages 155-165
  5. Biotransformation

  6. Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity

    1. Toshio Narahashi, Osamu Arakawa, Masanobu Nakahiro
      Pages 191-207
    2. Saburo Omata, Yasuo Terui, Hidetaka Kasama, Tohru Ichimura, Tsuneyoshi Horigome, Hiroshi Sugano
      Pages 223-240
    3. Kyoko Miura, Nobumasa Imura
      Pages 241-253
    4. Max Costa, Nelwyn T. Christie, Orazio Cantoni, Judith T. Zelikoff, Xin Wei Wang, Toby G. Rossman
      Pages 255-273
  7. Selenium as a Modifying Factor of Mercury Toxicity

  8. Toxic Effects of Mercury

  9. Clinical and Epidemiological Aspects

    1. Staffan Skerfving
      Pages 411-425
    2. Yukio Yamamura, Minoru Yoshida, Shigehiko Yamamura
      Pages 427-437
  10. Special Lecture and Closing Remarks

    1. Tsuguyoshi Suzuki
      Pages 459-483
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 485-490

About this book


This book is based on an international meeting organized by the University of Tokyo and the University of Rochester, and is published as one belonging to the series of Rochester International Conferences in Environmental Toxicity. The meeting on "Advances in Mercury Toxicology" was held at the University of Tokyo on August 1 to 3, 1990. The invited papers are published in this book along with an "Overview" chapter that was written by the editors at a meeting held at the University of Rochester on August 1 to 2, 1991. The purpose of the meeting was to assemble leading scientists to discuss their most recent findings on the toxicology of mercury. The time was opportune. Considerable progress has been made on the environmental fate and toxicology of mercury. Recent findings have given new insight into the global model for mercury. Transport in the atmosphere extends great distances resulting in pollution of lakes and rivers far distant from the source of mercury release. The process of methylation leads to accumulation of methylmercury in fish and thus in the human diet. New evidence indicates that acid rain and the impoundment of water for hydroelectric purposes affects the methylation and bioaccumulation processes resulting in higher levels of methylmercury in fish.


environment epidemiological mercury pollution toxicity toxicology transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Tsuguyoshi Suzuki
    • 1
  • Nobumasa Imura
    • 2
  • Thomas W. Clarkson
    • 3
  1. 1.University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Kitasoto UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.University of Rochester School of MedicineRochesterUSA

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