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Title: Mercury exposure in Munduruku Indians from the community of Sai Cinza, State of Pará, Brazil
Authors: Santos, Elisabeth C. de Oliveira
Jesus, Iracina Maura de
Câmara, Volney de Magalhães
Brabo, Edilson da Silva
Loureiro, Edvaldo C. Brito
Mascarenhas, Artur
Weirich, Judith
Luiz, Ronir Ragio
Cleary, David
Affilliation: Evandro Chagas Institute. Environmental Section FUNASA/MS. Belém, PA, Brazil
Evandro Chagas Institute. Environmental Section FUNASA/MS. Belém, PA, Brazil
Executive Secretariat of Industry. Commerce and Mining. Brazil
Evandro Chagas Institute. Environmental Section FUNASA/MS. Belém, PA, Brazil
Evandro Chagas Institute. Environmental Section FUNASA/MS. Belém, PA, Brazil
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - NESC/UFRJ, Brazil
Evandro Chagas Institute. Environmental Section FUNASA/MS. Belém, PA, Brazil
Evandro Chagas Institute. Environmental Section FUNASA/MS. Belém, PA, Brazil
European Union, Brazil
Abstract: The objective of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate mercury exposure and health status among Munduruku Indians from the community of Sai Cinza, State of Pará, Brazil. The population studied included 330 indians, who submitted to a questionnaire, clinical exams, and collection of hair, blood, urine, and feces. Mercury was measured in hair and fish. Although no person was found to have overt mercury intoxication, the mean levels of mercury in hair were elevated (14.45 micrograms/g for children from 7 to 12 years old, 15.70 micrograms/g for women between 14 and 44 years old, and 14.1 micrograms/g for the remaining population). Mercury levels in fish were below levels recommended by the World Health Organization, but rates of fish consumption were high. These results place this indigenous populations as a group under risk of mercury toxicity from the gold production.
Keywords: Brasil
Índios Sul-Americanos
Região Norte
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Região Amazônica
Epidemiologia
Pará
Munduruku
Estudos Epidemiológicos
Poluição Ambiental
Intoxicação por Mercúrio
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Índios Sul-Americanos
Epidemiologia
Poluição Ambiental
Intoxicação por Mercúrio
Intoxicação por Metais Pesados
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: SANTOS, Elisabeth C. de Oliveira; et al. David. Mercury exposure in Munduruku Indians from the community of Sai Cinza, State of Pará, Brazil. Environmental Research, v. 90, n. 2, p. 98-103, 2002.
ISSN: 0013-9351
Copyright: closed access
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