The Seychelles Child Development Study of Methylmercury from Fish Consumption
The Seychelles Child Development Study of Methylmercury from Fish Consumption: Analysis of Subscales from the Child Behavior Checklist at Age 107 Months in the Main Cohort
Authors: Gary J. Meyers, et al.
University of Rochester
Journal: Seychelles Medical and Dental Journal, November 2004
Summary: Mother/child pairs from the Seychelles Islands, a region whose people eat over eight times the amount of seafood an average American does, were followed from the womb to nine-years-old to determine if there should be concerns about mercury that go along with the benefits of eating fish. The analysis of over 640 pairs provides no evidence for an adverse effect of prenatal exposure to methyl mercury from consuming a high-fish diet.