Seasonal variation of mercury in commercial fishes of the Amazon Triple Frontier, Western Amazon Basin
Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) has been spreading in the Western Amazon. ASGM is one of the main sources of pollution by anthropogenic mercury on the environment in the Amazon. Ecotoxicological approaches are ...
Methylmercury in predatory and non-predatory fish species marketed in the Amazon triple frontier
This study assessed if the concentrations of methylmercury (MeHg) in predatory and non-predatory fish caught in the Upper Solimões River are safe for human consumption, according to the reference values established by the ...
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 ...
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 ...