Demystifying Medicine Video

This video explores the effects of mercury on the body that is consumed through fish. It gives a brief overview on symptoms, explores a case study, and provides details on what government officials recommend to mitigate the exposure of mercury through fish consumption.

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  • Clarkson, T. W. (1997). The toxicology of mercury. Critical reviews in clinical laboratory sciences, 34(4), 369-403.



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  • Philibert, A., Fillion, M., & Mergler, D. (2020). Mercury exposure and premature mortality in the Grassy Narrows First Nation community: a retrospective longitudinal study. The Lancet Planetary Health, 4(4), e141-e148.


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