Choi, Anna L2; Mogensen, Ulla Brasch3; Bjerve, Kristian S4; Debes, Frodi5; Weihe, Pal5; Grandjean, Philippe5; Budtz-Jørgensen, Esben5
1 Environmental Medicine, Department of Public Health, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, SDU2 Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab4 Department of Medical Biochemistry, St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, N-7021 Trondheim, Norway; Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children's and Women's Health, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway.5 Environmental Medicine, Department of Public Health, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, SDU
Methylmercury, a worldwide contaminant of fish and seafood, can cause adverse effects on the developing nervous system. However, long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in seafood provide beneficial effects on brain development. Negative confounding will likely result in underestimation of both mercury toxicity and nutrient benefits unless mutual adjustment is included in the analysis.
Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 2014, Vol 42, Issue 1, p. 85-92