Health Risk Assessment for Human Exposure to Mercury

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Previous study has indicated that rice is the primary source of MeHg exposure for residence from Wanshan mercury (Hg) mining areas in China (Feng et al. 2008). The main objective of this chapter is to verify if this is a common phenomenon in other inland areas in China, especially to reveal the characteristics of MeHg exposure among rice-based population from the Wanshan Hg mining area in China and other fish-eating populations from other areas abroad.


Fish Consumption MeHg Concentration MeHg Exposure Provisional Tolerable Weekly Intake Rice Consumption 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of GeochemistryChinese Academy of SciencesGuiyangPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)OsloNorway

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