Current Topics in Neurotoxicity

Methylmercury and Neurotoxicity

Editors: Ceccatelli, Sandra, Aschner, Michael (Eds.)

  • Updated overview on the toxic effects of MeHg on the nervous system
  • Special focus on neurodevelopmental aspects
  • Covers the available data from epidemiological studies as well as the most recent experimental research performed in different animal species
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Mercury (Hg) is a global pollutant that knows no environmental boundaries. Even the most stringent control of anthropogenic Hg sources will not eliminate exposure given its ubiquitous presence. Exposure to Hg occurs primarily via the food chain due to MeHg’s accumulation in fish. Latest US statistics indicate that 46 States have fish consumption advisories. In addition, Hg is a common pollutant in hazardous waste sites, with an estimated 3-4 million children living within one mile of at least one of the 1,300+ active hazardous waste sites in the US. The effects on intellectual function in children prenatally exposed to MeHg via maternal fish consumption have been the subject of two on-going major, prospective, longitudinal studies in the Seychelles and the Faroe Islands. It is important to recognize that the risk for MeHg exposure is not limited only to islanders with high fish consumption.

 

This book will provide state-of-the-art information to the graduate student training in toxicology, risk assessors, researchers and medical providers at large. It is aimed to bring the reader up to date on contemporary issues associated with exposure to methylmercury, from its effects on stem cells and neurons to population studies.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Epidemiological Update of Methylmercury and Minamata Disease

    Hachiya, Noriyuki

    Pages 1-11

  • Epidemiological Evidence on Methylmercury Neurotoxicity

    Julvez, Jordi (et al.)

    Pages 13-35

  • The Impact of Prenatal Exposure to Methylmercury and Maternal Nutritional Status on Child Development: Findings from the Seychelles Child Development Study

    Wijngaarden, Edwin (et al.)

    Pages 37-53

  • Methylmercury and Fish Nutrients in Experimental Models

    Newland, M. Christopher

    Pages 55-90

  • Mercury-Dependent Inhibition of Selenoenzymes and Mercury Toxicity

    Ralston, Nicholas V. C. (et al.)

    Pages 91-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Methylmercury and Neurotoxicity
Editors
  • Sandra Ceccatelli
  • Michael Aschner
Series Title
Current Topics in Neurotoxicity
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-2383-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-2383-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2382-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9336-6
Series ISSN
2363-9563
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 376
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