Inuit people living in Canada's Nunavik region consume large doses of methylmercury through their traditional diet, mostly from sea mammal meat.
What does MeHg stand for?
MeHg stands for Methylmercury
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Researchers at Harvard University in Boston looked for traces of methylmercury in feathers from the bird stored in two US museum collections between 1880 and 2002.
Neurotoxicity induced by methylmercury (MeHg) increases the formation of reactive radicals and accelerates free radical reactions.
Spiders made up 20 to 30 percent of these birds' diets, yet delivered about 75 percent of the mercury, much of it the methylmercury that moves into living tissue, the researchers reported in the April 18 Science.
Numerous investigations conducted to assess the health risks of prenatal exposure to methylmercury [collated by Rice (4)] have led to the establishment of a critical maternal blood concentration of 5.
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS CLAIM that some fish contain high levels of methylmercury that threaten human health.