Mercury as a Global Pollutant: Human Health Issues: Fourth by Antonio C. Barbosa, Angélica M. Garcia, Jurandir R. de Souza

By Antonio C. Barbosa, Angélica M. Garcia, Jurandir R. de Souza (auth.), Brian Wheatley, Ron Wyzga, Billy M. McCormac (eds.)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS half 1 FISH intake AND METHYLMERCURY publicity within the AMAZON A. C. BARBOSA, A. M. GARCIA, J. R. DESOUZAI Mercurycontamination inhairofriverine 1-8 populations of Apiacas Reserve within the Brazilian Amazon E. D. BIDONE, Z. C. CASTILHOS, T. J. S. SANTOS, T. M. C. SOUZA and L. D. LACERDA I Fish illness and human publicity to mercury in Tartarugalzinho River, Amapa kingdom, Northern Amazon, Brazil. A screening process 9-15 H. A. KEHRIG, O. MALM and H. AKAGI I Methylmercury in hair samples from diversified riverine teams, Amazon, Brazil 17-29 J. LEBEL, M. ROULET, D. MERGLER, M. LUCOTTE and F. LARRIBE I Fish vitamin and 31-44 mercury publicity in a riparian Amazonian inhabitants O. MALM. , J. R. D. GUIMARAES, M. B. CASTRO, W. R. BASTOS, J. P. VIANA, F. J. P. BRANCHES, E. G. SILVEIRA and W. C. PFEIFFER I Follow-up of mercury degrees in fish, human hairand urine within the Madeira and Tapaj6s basins, Amazon, Brazil 45-51 half 2 baby improvement AND long-term publicity G. J. MYERS, P. W. DAVIDSON, C. COX, C. F. SHAMLAYE, O. CHOISY, E. CERNICHIARI, A. CHOI, J. SLOANE-REEVES, C. AXTELL, P. GAO and T. W. CLARKSON I The Seychelles baby improvement learn: effects and new instructions via twenty-nine months 53-61 B. WHEATLEY, S. PARADIS, M. LASSONDE, M. -F. GIGUERE and S.

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Ecol. Manage. 38, 239-245. : 1996, Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. (in press). , Lucotte. : 1996a, In: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Mercury 44 J. LEBEL ET AL. as a Global Pollutant, August 4-8, Hamburg, Germany. GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht, Hamburg, p. 95. ,: 1996b, Sci. Total Environ. (in press). WHO: 1976, Environmental Health Criteria 1: Mercury. World Health Organization, International Program on Chemical Safety, Geneva. World Health WHO: 1989, Environmental Health Criteria 86: Mercury-Environmental Aspects.

Rev. 26-37. : 1991, For. Ecol. Manage. 38, 239-245. : 1996, Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. (in press). , Lucotte. : 1996a, In: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Mercury 44 J. LEBEL ET AL. as a Global Pollutant, August 4-8, Hamburg, Germany. GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht, Hamburg, p. 95. ,: 1996b, Sci. Total Environ. (in press). WHO: 1976, Environmental Health Criteria 1: Mercury. World Health Organization, International Program on Chemical Safety, Geneva. World Health WHO: 1989, Environmental Health Criteria 86: Mercury-Environmental Aspects.

No clear relation was observed between MeHg levels and age in all Amazonians groups studied. A. KEHRIG, O. MALM AND H. ,'. •/ / / :::-18 @ %: ... '\..... '. - j t! " 1/92 z I 05/9 j I! ~. 1"'"" 16 16 ~ ,~ ~. Male ]Female Figure 10:0istribution of MeHg in Yanomami Indians' hair collected in 1990 METHYLMERCURY IN HAIR SAMPLES 29 4. Conclusions The applied methodology could be considered very efficient and at the same time extremely simple mainly regarding the extraction procedure. A highly significant correlation was found in the interlaboratory exercise between National Institute for Minamata Disease and our laboratory at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

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