Methyl mercury intake from fish in Beneris
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What is the methylmercury intake from fish in the Beneris population?.
Data 1 is expressed as µg/kg bw/year (or mg/kg bw/d?).
⇤1: Data 1 should not be used, because there is ambiguity about the units. --Jouni 14:44, 16 September 2009 (EEST)
Exposure is calculated as a product of concentration data and fish consumption data. This is further divided by bodyweight to report exposure in relation to kg of bodyweight.
|Fish species||High consumption||Median consumption||Low consumption||General population|
|Farmed salmon (sea+inland)||1.263e-005||3.274e-006||2.931e-007||3.477e-006|
Data 2 represents daily intake of methyl mercury by Finnish pregnant women and adults aged 18-55yr and 55yr+ due to fish consumption. The MeHg intakes from sea and freshwater species are estimated separately. The MeHg intake from a given fish species is calculated as a product of the MeHg concentration in this species and daily consumption of this species by target population subgroup divided by the body weight in this subgroup.
|Fish species||Mean MeHg intake by pregnant women|
List of parents:
- Mercury and methyl mercury concentrations in fish
- Domestic fish consumption of the general population in Finland
- Domestic fish consumption of the pregnant women in Finland
- Body weight in Finland
MeHg intake from fish is represented as a continuous variable and is indexed by variable age. It applies to Finnish pregnant women (this represents prenatal exposure to MeHg from fish), to the two last age categories (18-55yr, 55yr+) and to indicators such as intelligence quotient (IQ) in children and the risk of CVD mortality in adults.
Note! At the moment the results only apply to Finnish pregnant women.