Dose-Response Relationships for Adult and Prenatal Exposures to Methylmercury

  • Thomas W. Clarkson
  • Christopher Cox
  • David O. Marsh
  • Gary J. Myers
  • Sadoun K. Al-Tikriti
  • Laman Amin-Zaki
  • Abdul Ruzak Dabbagh
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 21)

Abstract

Public concern over the health hazards of methylmercury was aroused by the two outbreaks of poisoning in Japan: in Minamata in the 1950s and in Niigata Prefecture in the 1960s (for details, see reference 26). The cause of the mass poisoning was the consumption of fish that had been contaminated by industrial discharge of methylmercury compounds.

Keywords

Toxicity Mercury Cadmium Acidity Neurol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas W. Clarkson
    • 1
  • Christopher Cox
    • 2
  • David O. Marsh
    • 3
  • Gary J. Myers
    • 4
  • Sadoun K. Al-Tikriti
    • 5
  • Laman Amin-Zaki
    • 5
  • Abdul Ruzak Dabbagh
    • 6
  1. 1.Division of Toxicology, Department of Radiation Biology and BiophysicsUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Division of BiostatisticsUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Department of NeurologyUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryRochesterUSA
  4. 4.Center for Developmental and Learning DisabilitiesThe University of Alabama in BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  5. 5.Medical CollegeBaghdad UniversityBaghdadIraq
  6. 6.Republican HospitalErbilIraq

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