Health risk assessment of mercury exposure from fish consumption in Munduruku Indigenous Communities in the Brazilian Amazon
Fish serves as the principal source of animal protein for the indigenous people of the Amazon, ensuring their food and nutritional security. However, gold mining causes mercury (Hg) contamination in fish, and consequently ...
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 ...
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 ...