Mercury in hair of fish eaters: Case studies from Tokyo, Japan and Rarotonga, Cook Islands

This report focuses on mercury exposure in humans from two Pacific Ocean countries; Cook Islands and Japan. Both countries were chosen as sites related to non-point sources, or global deposition.

We examined levels of mercury in the hair of people who eat fish frequently to examine whether atmospheric releases of mercury and/or releases to water and subsequent distribution with ocean currents and global deposition can be traced in human hair from these locations.

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