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Mercury exposure Aasessment in fish and humans from Sundarban Mangrove Wetland of India

Chatterjee, M and Basu, N and Sarkar, SK (2014) Mercury exposure Aasessment in fish and humans from Sundarban Mangrove Wetland of India. In: INDIAN JOURNAL OF GEO-MARINE SCIENCES, 43 (6, SI). pp. 1095-1101.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1371/journal.pone.0112575


Present study had documented total mercury levels in six commonly consumed fish species, and performed across-sectional study on local residents to gauge their intake of fish (via dietary survey) and mercury exposure (via hair biomarker analyses). Mean total mercury content in edible composites of locally-caught fishes (topse, hilsa, mackerel, topse, sardinella, khoira) was low and ranged from 0.01 to 0.11 mu g g(-1) mercury, dry weight. In a cross-sectional study of 58 area residents, the mercury content in hair ranged from 0.25 to 1.23 mu g g(-1), with a mean of 0.65 +/- 0.23 mu g g(-1), Flair mercury level was not influenced by gender, age, or occupation. Mean number of meals consumed per week was 3.1 +/- 1.1, and all participants consumed at least one fish meal per week. When related to fish consumption, a significant positive association was found between number of fish meals consumed per week and hair mercury levels.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the NATL INST SCIENCE COMMUNICATION-NISCAIR, DR K S KRISHNAN MARG, PUSA CAMPUS, NEW DELHI 110 012, INDIA
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Divecha Centre for Climate Change
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2015 10:12
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2015 10:12
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/51100

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