Mercury contamination of fish and exposures of an indigenous community in Pará state, Brazil
Fish consumption is an important source of protein among indigenous communities in Amazonian Brazil. Exposures to mercury via fish were studied in an indigenous community of the Munduruku reserve, located in the Tapajós ...
Mercury contamination in fish from Santarém, Pará, Brazil
This paper reports on total mercury concentrations in edible tissue from 11 fish species caught in the Municipality of Santarém, Tapajós River Basin, Pará State, which are most consumed by the local population and investigates ...
Mercury exposures in riverside amazon communities in Para, Brazil
Cross-sectional studies were conducted in three riverside communities in the state of Para in the Amazon Region of Brazil. Two of these communities, Brasilia Legal and Sao Luis do Tapajos, are located in a watershed exposed ...
Evaluation of total mercury concentrations in fish consumed in the municipality of Itaituba, Tapajos River Basin, Para, Brazil
The environmental exposure to mercury by riverine and Indian communities can occur through the ingestion of fish and products contaminated by mercury compounds. The present study aims to evaluate the total mercury concentration ...