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Epidemiological Studies

Adult Exposure Studies

Masley, S.C., Masley, L.V., and Gualtierei, T., 2012. Effect of Mercury Levels and Seafood Intake on Cognitive Function in Middle-aged Adults, Integrative Medicine, 11:3; 32-40.

Roman, H.A., Walsh, T.L., Coull, B.A., Dewailly, E., Guallar, E., Hattis, D., Marien, K., Schwartz, J., Stern, A.H., Virtanen, J.K., Rice, G. 2011. Evaluation of the Cardiovascular Effects of Methylmercury Exposures: Current Evidence Supports Development of a Dose-Response Function for Regulatory Benefit Analysis, Environmental Health Perspectives, 119:5; 607-614.

Mozaffarian, D., Shi, P., Morris, J.S., Spiegelman, D., Grandjean, P., Siscovick,D.S., Willett, W.C., Rimm, E.B. 2011. Mercury Exposure and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Two U.S. Cohorts, New England Journal of Medicine, 364;1116-1125.

Yokoo, E.M., Valente, J.G., Grattan, L., Schmidt, S. L., Platt, I., Silbergeld, E.K. 2003. Low Level Methylmercury Exposure Affects Neuropsychological Function in Adults, Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 2:8; 11 pages.

Carta, P., Flore, C., Alinovi, R., Ibba, A., Tocco, M.G., Aru, G., Carta, R., Girei, E., Mutti, A., Lucchini, R., Randaccio, F.S. 2003. Sub-Clinical Neurobehavioral Abnormalities Associated with Low Level of Mercury Exposure through Fish Consumption, NeuroToxicology, 24; 617-623.

Korns, R.F., 1972. The Frustrations of Bettye Russow. Nutrition Today, 7:6; 21-23.


Postnatal Exposure Studies

Freire, C. Ramos, R., Lopez-Espinosa, M-J., Diez, S., Vioque, J., Ballester, F., Fernandez, M-F., 2010. Hair Mercury Levels, Fish Consumption, and Cognitive Development in Preschool Children from Granada, Spain, Environmental Research, 110:96-104.

Myers, G.J., Thurston, S.W., Pearson, A.T., Davidson, P.W., Cox, C., Shamlaye, C., Cernichiari, E., Clarkson, T.W. 2009. Postnatal Exposure to Methylmercury from Fish Consumption: A Review and New Data from the Seychelles Child Development Study, NeuroToxicology, 30: 338-349.


Prenatal Exposure Studies

van Wijngaarden, E., Thurston, S.W., Myers, G.J., Strain, J.J., Weiss, B., Zarcone, T., Watson, G.E., Shamlaye, C.F., Davidson, P.W., 2013. Prenatal Methyl Mercury Exposure in Relation to Neurodevelopment and Behavior at 19 Years of Age in the Seychelles Child Development Study, Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 39;19-25.

Lam, H.S., Kwok, K.M., Chan, P.H.Y., So, H.K., Li, A.M., Ng, P.C., Fok. T.F., 2013. Long Term Neurocognitive Impact of Low Dose Prenatal Methylmercury Exposure in Hong Kong. Environment International, 54;59-64.

Sagiv, S.K., Thurston, S.W., Bellinger, D.C., Amarasiriwardena, C., Korrick, S.A., 2012. Prenatal Exposure to Mercury and Fish Consumption During Pregnancy and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder-Related Behavior in Children, Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 166:12;1123-1131.

Boucher, O., Jacobson, S.W., Plusquellec, P., Dewailly, E., Ayotte, P., Forget-Dubois, N., Jacobson, J.L., Muckle, G., 2012. Prenatal Methylmercury, Postnatal Lead Exposure, and Evidence of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder among Inuit Children in Arctic Quebec, Environmental Health Perspectives, 120:10;1456-1461.

Davidson, P.W., Leste, A., Benstrong, E., Burns, C.M., Valentin, J., Sloane-Reeves, J., Huang, Li-Shan, Miller, W.A., Gunzler, D., van Wijngaarden, E., Watson, G.E., Zareba, G., Shalmaye, C.F., Myers, G.J., 2010. Fish Consumption, Mercury Exposure, and Their Associations with Scholastic Achievement in the Seychelles Child Development Study, Neurotoxicology, 31:5; 431-437.

Suzuki, K., Nakai, K., Sugawara, T., Nakamura, T., Ohba, T., Shimada, M., Hosokawa, T., Okamura, K., Sakai, T., Kurokawa, N,, Murata, K., Satoh, C., Satoh, H. 2010. Neurobehavioral Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Methylmercury and PCBs, and Seafood Intake: Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale Results of Tohoku Study of Child Development, Environmental Research, 110;699-704.

Oken, E., Radesky, J.S., Wright, R.O., Bellinger, D.C., Amarasiriwardena, C.J., Kleinman, K.P., Hu, H., Gillman, M.W. 2008. Maternal Fish Intake During Pregnancy, Blood Mercury Levels, and Child Cognition at Age 3 Years in a U.S. Cohort, American Journal of Epidemiology, 167:10;1171-1181.

Lederman, S.A., Jones, R.L., Caldwell, K.L., Rauh, V., Sheets, S., Tang, D., Viswanathan, S., Becker, M., Stein, J.L., Wang, R.Y., Perera, F. 2008. Relation between Cord Blood Mercury Levels and Early Child Development in a World Trade Center Cohort, Environmental Health Perspectives, 116:8;1085-1091.

Jedrychowski, W., Perera, F., Jankowski, J., Rauh, V., Flak, E., Caldwell, K., Jones, R.L., Pac, A., Lisowska-Miszczyk, I., 2007. Fish Consumption in Pregnancy, Cord BLood Mercury Level and Cognitive and Psychomotor Development of Infants Followed over the First Three Years of Life Krakow Epidemiologic Study, Environment International, 33; 1057-1062.

Jedrychowski, W., Jankowski, J., Flak, E., Skarupa, A., Mroz, E., Sochacka-Tatara, E., Lisowska-Miszcyk, L., Szpanoska-Wohn, A., Rauh, V., Skolicki, Z., Kaim, I.Perera, F. 2006. Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Mercury on Cognitive and Psychomotor Function in One-Year-Old Infants: Epidemiologic Cohort Study in Poland, Annals of Epidemiology, 16:439-447. 

Oken, E., Wright, R.O., Kleinman, K.P., Bellinger, D., Amarasiriwardena, C.J., Hu, H., Rich-Edwards, J.W., Gillman, M.W. 2005. Maternal Fish Consumption, Hair Mercury, and Infant Cognition in a U.S. Cohort, Environmental Health Perspectives, 113:10; 1376-1380.

Murata, K., Weihe, P., Budtz-Jorgensen, E., Jorgensen, P.J., Grandjean, P., 2004. Delayed Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potential Latencies in 14-Year-Old Children Exposed to Methylmercury, Journal of Pediatrics, 144;177-183.


Genetic Susceptibility Studies

Julvez, J. and Grandjean, P. 2013. Genetic Susceptibility to Methylmercury Developmental Neurotoxicity Matters, Frontiers in Genetics, 4:278; 4 pages.

Julvez, J., Smith, G.D., Golding, J., Ring, S., St. Pourcain, B., Gonzalez, J.R., Grandjean, P. 2013. Prenatal Methylmercury Exposure and Genetic Predisposition to Cognitive Deficit at Age 8 Years, Epidemiology, 24:5; 643-650.

Basu, N., Goodrich, J.M., Head, J. 2013. Ecogenetics of Mercury: From Genetic Polymorphisms and Epigenetics to Risk Assessment and Decision-Making, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, doi: 10.1002/etc.2375. [Epub ahead of print].

Ng, S., Lin, C-C.Hwang, Y-H, Hsieh, W-S, Liao, H-F, Chen, P-C. 2013. Mercury, APOE, and Children's Neurodevelopment, NeuroToxicology, 37; 85-82.

Woods, J.S., Heyer, N.J., Russo, J.E., Martin, M.D., Pillai, P.B., Farin, F.M. 2012. Modification of Neurobehavioral Effects of Mercury by Genetic Polymorphisms of Metallothionein in Children, Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 39:36-44.

Woods, J.S., Heyer, N.J., Echeverria, D., Russo, J.E., Martin, M.D., Bernardo, M.F., Luis, H.S., Vaz, L. Farin, F.M. 2012. Modification of Neurobehavioral Effects of Mercury by a Genetic Polymorphisms of Coproporphyrinogen Oxidase in Children, Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 34:513-521.