Varying Mercury Exposure with Varying Food Source in a James Bay Cree Community

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TitleVarying Mercury Exposure with Varying Food Source in a James Bay Cree Community
Publication TypeResearch
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsGirard M, Noël F, Dumont C
Keywordsenvironmental health
Abstract

James Bay Quebec Crees are exposed to methylmercury (MM) through fish consumption. Hair mercury concentrations were measured in women of child-bearing age and men and women 40 years of age and above in a small Cree Community of James Bay (with traditionally low exposure to MM) before and after fishing expeditions to inland lakes where fish were contaminated with methylmercury.

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