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dc.contributor.authorBoischio, Ana
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-29T21:48:05Z
dc.date.available2015-10-29T21:48:05Z
dc.date.issued2015-09
dc.identifier.citationBoischio A. Developmental neurotoxicity: methylmercury and prenatal exposure protection in the context of the Minamata Convention. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2015;38(3):243–7.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/10081
dc.description.abstractMercury is a global pollutant of public environmental health concern due to its long-range atmospheric distribution, environmental distribution, and neurotoxic effects. Following biological methylation, methylmercury (MeHg) can be un-evenly bioaccumulated within aquatic food chains. Fish consumption can be a significant route of human exposure to MeHg. MeHg exposure in the prenatal stage, at relatively low levels, has recently been established as harmful during neurological development, potentially leading to intellectual disability. The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a global agreement, currently under ratification, to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds. The resolution regarding the role of the World Health Organization and ministries of health in the implementation of the Convention includes protection of human health from critical exposures to MeHg. Riverside populations living in areas with artisanal small-scale gold mining, and relying heavily on fish consumption, have been identified as the most vulnerable population in terms of MeHg exposure and developmental neurotoxicity. This article focuses on the proper design and dissemination of fish advisories within the context of implementation of the Convention.en_US
dc.language.isoenes_ES
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRev Panam Salud Publica;38(3),sept. 2015es_ES
dc.subjectMercuryes_ES
dc.subjectToxicityes_ES
dc.subjectMercury Poisoninges_ES
dc.subjectMethylmercury Compoundses_ES
dc.subjectMental Healthes_ES
dc.subjectEnvironmental Exposurees_ES
dc.subjectNew Zealandes_ES
dc.subjectSeychelleses_ES
dc.subjectLatin Americaes_ES
dc.subjectCaribbean Regiones_ES
dc.subjectNervous Systemes_ES
dc.titleDevelopmental neurotoxicity: methylmercury and prenatal exposure protection in the context of the Minamata Conventionen_US
dc.typeJournal articlesen_US
dc.rights.holderPan American Health Organizationen_US
paho.articletypeOpinion and analysisen_US
paho.source.centercodeUS1.1es_ES


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