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Neurotoxic sequelae of mercury exposure : an intervention and follow-up study in the Brazilian Amazon

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dc.contributor.author Fillion, Myriam
dc.contributor.author Philibert, Aline
dc.contributor.author Mertens, Frédéric
dc.contributor.author Lemire, Mélanie
dc.contributor.author José, Carlos
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-15T17:47:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-15T17:47:14Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/48517
dc.description.abstract The Caruso Project used an Ecosystem Approach to Human Health to examine mercury (Hg) exposure in fish-eating communities in the Brazilian Amazon, and developed interventions to maximise nutrition from traditional diet while minimizing toxic risk. This article describes the village context and intervention strategies over time, and examines the evolution of fish consumption practices, exposure and health outcomes for persons who participated in the studies. A decrease in Hg exposure is attributed to the intervention and socio-economic changes in the village. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (p. 210-222) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.relation.ispartof EcoHealth, 8, 2011 en
dc.subject MERCURY en
dc.subject FISH CONSUMPTION en
dc.subject INTERVENTION en
dc.subject ECOSYSTEM APPROACHES en
dc.subject BRAZIL en
dc.subject HUMAN NUTRITION en
dc.subject RIVERS en
dc.subject MERCURY CONTAMINATION en
dc.subject AMAZON en
dc.subject ECOSYSTEMS en
dc.subject TOXIC SUBSTANCES en
dc.subject NEUROTOXICITY en
dc.subject ECOHEALTH en
dc.subject SOUTH AMERICA en
dc.title Neurotoxic sequelae of mercury exposure : an intervention and follow-up study in the Brazilian Amazon en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 101416
idrc.project.title Mercury Exposure and Ecosystem Health in the Amazon (CARUSO) - Phase III en
idrc.copyright.holder International Association for Ecology and Health
idrc.dspace.access IDRC Only en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en


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