Mercury Studies among the Cree of Eeyou Istchee

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TitleMercury Studies among the Cree of Eeyou Istchee
Publication TypeResearch
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsSchoen D, Dr Robinson EJ
Abstract

This report provides a summary of studies measuring the levels of mercury exposure among Cree of Eeyou Istchee and the investigations into possible health effects. A brief overview, ntended to illustrate the scope of this literature, is presented below, followed by more detailed summaries of the individual studies. While some historical information is included in this review, a more complete treatment of the historical context of the mercury issue and the Cree of Eeyou Istchee can be found elsewhere. Moreover, further notes on scientific issues associated with the health studies cited in this report have been provided by Alan Penn, and are included in Appendix A. This report does not include studies on the health effects of mercury carried out in other populations outside Eeyou Istchee.

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