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Choose Fish Low in Mercury
Abstract: Poster containing rankings of mercury concentrations for Maine saltwater and freshwater fish.
Source: Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Consumption Advice: Joint Federal Advisory for Mercury in Fish
Abstract: Advisory suggesting that women who are pregnant or may become pregnant, nursing mothers, and young children limit their consumption of fish caught by friends or family.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Measure B4: Distribution of Concentrations of Mercury in Blood of Women of Child-bearing Age [PDF]
Abstract: This study was conducted in 2003-2006. It includes information about exposure to methyl-mercury through fish consumption and its impacts on blood-mercury levels for women of child-bearing age.
Source: US EPA

Mercury - It's In The Fish
Abstract: Video talking about how mercury gets into fish and how you can avoid mercury in fish by choosing safe fish to eat.
Source: Michigan Department of Community Health

Mercury in Fish
Abstract: Includes information about state advisories to warn people about elevated concentrations of mercury in non-commercial fish.
Source: US EPA

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 4 Chapter 4, Population Exposure - Fish Consumption [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter provides an estimate as to the magnitude of fish consumption in the US and within specific populations. Also provides: estimate to identify the portion of the population that consumes fish and shellfish, and an estimate of the variety of species and quantity of fish that are typically consumed in the United States.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 4, Conclusions, Research Needs, References, and Appendices [PDF]
Abstract: Contains a summary/concluding remarks to Volume 4 (An Assessment of Exposure to Mercury in the United States), the references used in the report, and four appendices including: Exposure Parameter Justification, Estimate of Women (child-bearing age) in 1990, Analysis of Mercury Levels in Fish and Shellfish Reported, and Human Fish Consumption and Mercury.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mercury Update: Impact on Fish Advisories
Abstract: Overview of fish advisories due to mercury contamination.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

National Listing of Fish Advisories
Abstract: The database includes all available information describing state-, tribal-, and federally-issued fish consumption advisories in the United States for the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. Territories, and in Canada for the 12 provinces and territories.
Source: EPA

National Recommended Water Quality Criteria
Abstract: Federal Register document contains national recommended water quality criteria for mercury.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Seafood Choices: Balancing Risks and Benefits
Abstract: This report explores the decision-making process for selecting seafood by assessing the evidence on availability of specific nutrients from seafood compared to other food sources to obtain the greatest nutritional benefits.
Source: National Academies of Sciences

Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury
Abstract: Study performed at the request of EPA; toxicological effects of methylmercury; recommendations for an exposure reference dose.
Source: National Academy of Sciences

What You Need to Know about Mercury in Fish and Shellfish: 2004 EPA and FDA Advice
Abstract: By following the recommendations for selecting and eating fish or shellfish, women and young children will receive the benefits of eating fish and shellfish and be confident that they have reduced their exposure to the harmful effects of mercury.
Source: EPA


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