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Special Issue "Effects of Methylmercury Exposure during Neurodevelopment"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Toxicology and Public Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 March 2023) | Viewed by 126

Special Issue Editor

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Husson University School of Pharmacy, Bangor, ME 04401, USA
Interests: heavy metal toxicology; C. elegans; metabolism; biochemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Dating back to the Minamata incident, the neurologic effects of methylmercury have been apparent. Long-running studies in fish-eating populations across the globe have revealed a wide range of neurological responses. It has become increasingly clear that the source of these variable responses are not only dose (measured by fish consumption), but also dietary factors, other contaminants of fish, and personal genetics. Children and the developing fetus are regarded as the most susceptible to the effects of mercury, as early life exposure can lead to neurodevelopmental deficits as the child ages. Additionally, research on mercury’s role in neurodegenerative disease suggests that early-life exposure influences diseases occurring later in life. Papers for this Special Issue may address biochemical, pathological or behavioral effects of methylmercury during neurodevelopment.

Dr. Samuel Caito
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • mercury
  • neurodevelopment
  • behavior
  • cognition
  • toxicity

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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