What data was used to compile the EPA guideline on mercury exposure from fish consumption?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: David A Olson, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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The EPA guideline is derived from reports of subtle and small neuropsychological changes in children in a study in the Faeroe Islands; the children’s exposure was mainly from whale consumption. [52] A similar study in the Seychelles found no adverse effects from fish consumption alone. [53]


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