Methylmercury is a known neurotoxin especially harmful to the fetus, infant, and child. Preventing exposure to this environmental toxin is best accomplished through consumer messages specifically adapted for local populations. Health care providers play an important role in the dissemination of information. The purpose of this article is to review the benefits and risks of fish consumption and identify strategies for presenting effective risk communication messages to vulnerable groups, particularly women of childbearing age.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||JOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing|
|State||Published - 2010|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Funded by NIH NINR Grant 1P20NR07790-01 Center for Research on Chronic Health Conditions in Rural Dwellers, Montana State University, and University of Wisconsin Master of Public Health Milwaukee Scholars Program.
- Childbearing women
- Fish consumption
- Precautionary principle
- Risk communication
- Sensitive populations