Hair mercury data from youth and adults of fish consuming households

A study was designed to determine possible mercury contaminant risk, as well as the nutrient and socio-cultural benefits of fish consumption. Study participants were sixty-seven community residents and consumers of fish from the Kelly Lake area. Participants provided a hair sample for mercury analysis. Hair mercury concentrations for all children and women of childbearing age reflected blood levels below Health Canada guidelines requiring intervention.The study findings are being used to create a positive public message about fish.

Metadata Access
Creator Delormier, Treena; Egeland, Grace; Kandola, Kami; Menacho, David; Van Oostdam, Jay
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2015
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact treenad(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-125.000W, 64.000S, -125.000E, 64.000N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2010-12-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2011-05-31T00:00:00Z