Human exposure assessment to mercury through hair analysis in coastal villages of the Valparaiso region (Chile)

Manuel A. Bravo, Sonnia Parra, Waldo Quiroz, ALEXANDER NEAMAN

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In the present study, we assessed mercury exposure of residents of different sites of Valparaiso Region (Chile) due to fish consumption and atmospheric contamination from coal-burning power plant and copper smelter. Total mercury concentration was determined in 199 hair samples and in 14 species of marine fish, purchased in the supermarket or collected in the studied fishing villages samples and from 0.04 to 3. -1 in fish samples. Importantly, hair mercury concentration was significantly higher in the case of population exposed to mercury -1 in human hair exclusively by fish consumption (e.g. Quintay and Zapallar), in comparison to the residents exposed to industrial emissions and fish consumption (e.g. Puchuncavi, Las Ventanas, Quintero). Finally, high mercury concentrations were observed in fish types commonly consumed by the residents of the fishing villages, evidencing human exposure to mercury through fish consumption.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)4480-4483
Número de páginas4
PublicaciónJournal of the Chilean Chemical Society
Volumen64
N.º2
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2019
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