Mercury in the Amazon
(Author: Michael Jørn Mangal)
This website defines relevant background concentrations and sources of mercury in the Amazon region. Furthermore, the formation of methylmercury in aquatic and semi-aquatic systems of the Amazon will be discussed.
I will refer to the literature, and also to personal research, on possible toxicological consequences of methylmercury on human populations. Finally, the validity of a predictive model, that relates methylmercury found in edible fish to that of methylmercury found in human hair, will be assessed.