The Methylmercury Lab
We are leading the first study to investigate prenatal methylmercury exposure through rice ingestion and child neurodevelopment in rural China.
Gut microorganisms contribute to the metabolism of environmental toxicants, including methylmercury.
Lane County is the site of the former Black Butte Mercury Mine, and groundwater arsenic levels are considered elevated.
Co-exposure to Methylmercury and Arsenic Through Rice Baby Cereal and Rice-Containing Teething Biscuits