Mercury Content of Hair in Different Populations Relative to Fish Consumption

  • Krystyna Srogi
Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 189)


Mercury is ranked third behind lead and arsenic on the ATSDR/EPA priority list of hazardous substances (ATSDR 1997) based on toxicity and prevalence at contaminated sites. The hazardous effects of mercury initially became well known because of the major mercury-related accident that contaminated several humans in Minamata, Japan (Tsubaki and Irukayama 1977).


Mercury Concentration Fish Consumption Human Hair Mercury Content Mercury Exposure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krystyna Srogi
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  1. 1.Department of Inorganic ChemsitrySilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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