Under the title “report of quantitative risk and benefit assessment of consumption of commercial fish, focusing on fetal neurodevelopmental effects (measured by verbal development in. Seafood, recreational harvest activities, and risk-taking behavior, and describing the influence of safety perceptions on consumers' anticipated demand response to hypothetical information concerning seafood. Fears of contaminants make many unnecessarily shy away from fish fish is a very important part of a healthy diet fish and other seafood are the major sources of healthful long-chain omega-3 fats and are also rich in other nutrients such as vitamin d and selenium, high in protein, and low in saturated fat.
Center for food, nutrition, and agriculture policy university of maryland—college park a ceres™ white paper on communicating risk-risk to the public: the case of health benefits and risks from eating seafood. Consumers seeking the health benefits associated with the consumption of seafood are concerned about potential health risks associated with the presence of chemical contaminants, both those occurring naturally and those resulting from human activities, in seafood. Fish or seafood, the majority of mercury exposure will be to methylmercury because methylmercury is the form to which humans are most exposed, the remainder of the risk characterization will deal with.
Regarding other seafood, spe- with this precondition, accounting for that portion cific factors based on the literature were used of the population that does not eat a given seafood methylmercury risks and epa + dha benefits associated with seafood 831 table iii. Awareness and knowledge of methylmercury in fish in the united states fish preparation experiences, having a foodborne illness in the past year, and risk perceptions about the safety of food were significant predictors of their awareness and knowledge research highlights. Transport: applying scientific research to reduce the risk from mercury in gulf expertise seeking to reduce the risk of methylmercury to consumers in the gulf of mexico and the models tested against their ability to accurately predict methylmercury concentrations in seafood species. Journal of risk research latest articles submit an article journal homepage additional research linking risk perception, and other quantitative measures, including comparisons in time and space, are suggested keywords: food risk, seafood, in particular fish, is an important supplier of omega-3 fatty acids, and a significant source of.
Most human methylmercury exposure occurs through seafood consumption methylmercury easily penetrates the blood-brain barrier and so can affect the nervous system fetuses are known to be at particularly high risk of methylmercury exposure. Risk perception is a highly personal process of decision making, based on an individual’s frame of reference developed over a lifetime, among many other factors. Seafood essay examples 5 total results a research on the risk perception of methylmercury in seafood 5,282 words 12 pages an analysis of studies on the correlation between depression and eating seafood 1,589 words 4 pages an obsession on everything about shrimps 945 words 2 pages the story of my unpleasant seafood adventure 609. Risk assessments by governmental and international agencies below is a summary of a chart contained in table 1-1 of the nrc publication, toxicological effects of methylmercury, national research council, national academy press, 2000. This concern has prompted a continuing assessment of the risk of methylmercury toxicity among fish consumers in the united states as well as other countries the toxicokinetics of methylmercury in humans are reviewed and used to estimate body burdens associated with toxic effects.
This research classifies european consumers into segments based on their health risk–benefit perception related to seafood consumption the profiling variables of these segments are seafood consumption frequency, general attitude toward consuming fish, confidence in control organizations, attitude toward the marine environment, environmental. Request pdf on researchgate | risk assessment of methylmercury in five european countries considering the national seafood consumption patterns | although seafood is a nutritious protein source. An exposure assessment for methylmercury from seafood for consumers in the united states (pdf 265kb) (published in risk analysis vol 22, no 4, pp 689-699 (2002)) norovirus. Methylmercury risk, awareness, and exposure in recreational anglers by stephanie diane angert while fish and seafood are a beneficial food source for all ages, some populations are at risk for exposure to environmental pollutants found in fish methylmercury is one.
The scientific discoveries of health risks resulting from methylmercury exposure began in 1865 describing ataxia, dysarthria, constriction of visual fields, impaired hearing, and sensory disturbance as symptoms of fatal methylmercury poisoning our aim was to examine how knowledge and consensus on. Tveterås, 2012) separately is substantial, research comparing the perception of seafood to terrestrial meat is rare (russell & cox, 2003, 2004 grimshaw et al, 2014), and does not focus on food involvement. Participants' race, education, income, region, fish preparation experiences, having a foodborne illness in the past year, and risk perceptions about the safety of food were significant predictors of their awareness and knowledge.
The risk of eating fish that contain methylmercury at the levels currently found in the commercial fish available to consumers as the iom noted in its 2006 report, a better way is needed to characterize the risks combined with the. Methylmercury (mehg) is a neurotoxicant which accumulates in seafood and freshwater fish1 because of the worldwide occurrence of this pollutant, concerns about the health implications 3. This research classifies european consumers into segments based on their health risk–benefit perception related to seafood consumption the profiling variables of these segments are seafood.