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dc.contributor.authorWeihe, Pal
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Jens C.
dc.contributor.authorMurata, Katsuyuki
dc.contributor.authorDebes, Frodi
dc.contributor.authorJorgensen, Poul J.
dc.contributor.authorSteuerwald, Ulrike
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Roberta F
dc.contributor.authorGrandjean, Philippe
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-06T20:46:05Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.citationWeihe, Pál, Jens C. Hansen, Katsuyuki Murata, Frodi Debes, Poul J. Jørgensen, Ulrike Steuerwald, Roberta F. White, and Philippe Grandjean. "Neurobehavioral performance of Inuit children with increased prenatal exposure to methylmercury." International Journal of Circumpolar Health 61, no. 1 (2002): 41-49. doi: 10.3402/ijch.v61i0.17404en_US
dc.identifier.issn2242-3982en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:34787293
dc.description.abstractExposure to methylmercury from marine mammals and other seafood may affect the development of the central nervous system. In a traditional Inuit community in Qaanaaq, Greenland, mercury concentrations in cord blood and maternal hair have been examined in connection with all births. We examined 43 children at age 7–12 years with a battery of neurobehavioral tests. The average mercury concentration in hair was 5.0 μ/g and 1.5 μ/g in children and mothers, respectively. Clinical neurological examination did not reveal any obvious deficits. However, neuropsychological tests showed possible exposure-associated deficits, though only in a few cases reaching statistical significance. In conjunction with data from other studies, peak latencies on brainstem auditory evoked potentials tended to be prolonged at increased exposure levels. The data from the present study therefore appears in accordance with other evidence that prenatal or early postnatal exposures to methylmercury may cause subtle neurobehavioral deficits.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Openen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v61i0.17404en_US
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dc.titleNeurobehavioral performance of Inuit children with increased prenatal exposure to methylmercuryen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalInternational Journal of Circumpolar Healthen_US
dash.depositing.authorGrandjean, Philippe
dc.date.available2018-02-06T20:46:05Z
dc.identifier.doi10.3402/ijch.v61i0.17404*
dash.authorsorderedfalse
dash.contributor.affiliatedWhite, Roberta
dash.contributor.affiliatedWeihe, Pal
dash.contributor.affiliatedGrandjean, Philippe
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4046-9658


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