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Miljøepidemiologisk forskning fører til saenkning af graensevaerdien for kviksølv

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The central nervous system is particularly vulnerable to prenatal exposure to methylmercury. Due to the widespread exposure to methylmercury from fish, several prospective environmental epidemiology studies have been initiated, in which the maternal exposure during the pregnancy is related to the neurobehavioural development of the children. We have studied a Faroese birth cohort prenatally exposed to methylmercury from maternal intake of contaminated pilot whale meat. At seven years of age, clear dose-response relationships were observed for deficits in attention, language, and memory. An increase in blood pressure was also associated with the prenatal exposure level. The exposure limit for mercury has therefore been decreased.
Udgivelsesdato: 2003-Jan-6
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for læger
Vol/bind165
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)107-11
Antal sider4
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 2003

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