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Mercury and methylmercury intake estimation due to seafood products for the Catalonian population (Spain).
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PMID:  19787515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study estimates mercury and methylmercury levels in fish and fishery products commercialized in the city of Barcelona, Spain, from 2001 to 2007. Combining data of mercury levels in food with the consumption data of 2158 people (as the median of two 24-h recall), the total mercury intake of the Catalonian population was calculated. Mercury was detected in 32.8% of analysed samples. The general population average weekly intake of total mercury in the Catalonian population was 0.783 microg kg(-1) of body weight. This value is clearly lower than the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) provisional tolerable weekly intakes (PTWI) of 5 microg kg(-1) of body weight. The fish group was the main contributor to this value, mainly due to predatory species.
S Rodellar; M Fontcuberta; J F Arqu??s; J Calderon; L Ribas Barba; L L Serra-Majem
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1944-0057     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-20     Completed Date:  2010-02-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101485040     Medline TA:  Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ag??ncia de Salut P??blica de Barcelona (ASPB), 08023-Barcelona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Fish Products / adverse effects,  analysis
Food Contamination / analysis*
Mercury / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*,  analysis*
Methylmercury Compounds / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*,  analysis*
Middle Aged
Seafood / adverse effects*,  analysis*
Shellfish / adverse effects,  analysis
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Methylmercury Compounds; 7439-97-6/Mercury

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