Seasonal assessment of trace element contamination in intertidal sediments of the meso-macrotidal Hooghly (Ganges) River Estuary with a note on mercury speciation
The spatial and seasonal distribution of trace elements (TEs) (n = 16) in surficial sediment were examined along the Hooghly River Estuary (~ 175 km), India. A synchronous elevation of majority of TEs concentration (mg kg− ...
Mercury exposure in Munduruku indigenous communities from Brazilian Amazon: methodological background and an overview of the principal results
The Amazonian indigenous peoples depend on natural resources to live, but human activities’ growing impacts threaten their health and livelihoods. Our objectives were to present the principal results of an integrated and ...
Genetic polymorphism of delta aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (Alad) gene and symptoms of chronic mercury exposure in Munduruku Indigenous children within the Brazilian amazon
Abstract: Genetic polymorphisms involved in mercury toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics may be associated with severe mercury toxicity. This study aimed to investigate the impact of an ALAD polymorphism on chronic mercury ...