|The public health report
showed that 82-99% of exposure to mercury is from eating fish.
|The concentration of mercury
in fish and the amount of fish eaten are major components of manís exposure
|Mercury in air is not at
levels where breathing it might cause adverse health effects.
|Mercury exposure near a
significant source of mercury emissions also showed that breathing mercury in
air is not at levels where breathing it might cause adverse health effects.
|The amount of mercury in the
air becomes important in the methylation and bioaccumulation processes
resulting in mercury accumulation in fish tissue.
|Even though everyone is
exposed to mercury, the amount of exposure in terms of milligrams of mercury
per body weight per day is the important factor to determine if adverse
health effects might occur.