methylmercury

Alkylmercury compounds having methyl groups. Includes both mono- and dimethylmercury.

In fact, methylmercury is not a compound in itself but a cation, CH3Hg+, which forms one part of methylmercury compounds; usually methylmercury salts. Dimethylmercury is one methylmercury compound that is not a salt. The methylmercury cation is normally associated with either a simple anion, like chloride (Cl-), or a large molecule (e.g. a protein) with negative and positive charges. The methylmercury cation is the most toxic form of mercury, able to inhibit fetal brain development, which results in the behavioural changes and reduced cognitive and motor ability.




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Two years Speciation Newsletter - Three years of EVISA web site operation - Accomplishments and Future Perspectives | EVISA's News
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Link database: Spain: Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDA) - Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
JRC validates simple method to monitor methylmercury in fish | EVISA's News
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-580 - Total and methylmercury in estuarine sediment
The European Commission has put on hold plans to increase maximum authorised mercury level in fish | EVISA's News
More nutritious food helps reduce methylmercury in the aquatic food chain | EVISA's News
New quick test for methylmercury | EVISA's News
Mercury Levels in Humans and Fish Around the World Regularly Exceed Health Advisory Levels | EVISA's News
Study show high levels of mercury in women related to fish consumption | EVISA's News
Material database: National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) - NIES CRM 13: Human Hair
Link database: FDA: Elemental Analysis Manual: Section 4.8: HPLC-ICP-MS Determination of Methylmercury and Total Mercury in Seafood
ERM-AE671: A new Certified Reference Material to make methylmercury measurements in food more reliable | EVISA's News
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-464 - Tuna fish
Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 2974
High levels of mercury in newborns likely from mothers eating contaminated fish | EVISA's News
Directory of scientists: Marie Vahter
UNEP Global Mercury Treaty May Include Ban on Mercury in Medicine | EVISA's News
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