Methylmercury Concentration in Fish and Risk-Benefit Assessment of Fish Intake among Pregnant versus Infertile Women in Taiwan

Hsing Cheng Hsi, You Wen Hsu, Tien Chin Chang, Ling Chu Chien

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This study examined methylmercury (MeHg) concentrations in fish, the daily MeHg exposure dose, and the risk-benefit of MeHg, ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (ω-3 PUFA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) related to fish intake among pregnant and infertile women in Taiwan. The measured MeHg concentrations in fish did not exceed the Codex guideline level of 1 mg/kg. Swordfish (0.28 ± 0.23 mg/kg) and tuna (0.14 ± 0.13 mg/kg) had the highest MeHg concentrations. The MeHg concentration in the hair of infertile women (1.82 ± 0.14 mg/kg) was significantly greater than that of pregnant women (1.24 ± 0.18 mg/kg). In addition, 80% of infertile women and 68% of pregnant women had MeHg concentrations in hair that exceeded the USEPA reference dose (1 mg/kg). The MeHg concentrations in hair were significantly and positively correlated with the estimated daily MeHg exposure dose. Based on the risk-benefit evaluation results, this paper recommends consumption of fish species with a low MeHg concentration and high concentrations of DHA + EPA and ω-3 PUFA (e.g., salmon, mackerel, and greater amberjack).
原文英語
文章編號e0155704
期刊PLoS One
11
發行號5
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 五月 2016

指紋

risk-benefit analysis
methylmercury compounds
Taiwan
Fish
hairs
Fishes
pregnant women
Hair
eicosapentaenoic acid
docosahexaenoic acid
Pregnant Women
Eicosapentaenoic Acid
Docosahexaenoic Acids
dosage
fish
Seriola dumerili
Xiphias gladius
fish consumption
United States Environmental Protection Agency
mackerel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Methylmercury Concentration in Fish and Risk-Benefit Assessment of Fish Intake among Pregnant versus Infertile Women in Taiwan. / Hsi, Hsing Cheng; Hsu, You Wen; Chang, Tien Chin; Chien, Ling Chu.

於: PLoS One, 卷 11, 編號 5, e0155704, 05.2016.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

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