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Toxic levels of mercury in Chinese infants eating fish congee

Stephen J Corbett and Christopher C S Poon
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (1): 59-60.
Published online: 7 January 2008

To the Editor: We report elevated mercury levels in three infants, each the only child of Chinese parents living in Sydney. All three children had eaten fish congee (a rice and fish porridge) as a weaning food and ate fish regularly as toddlers. Their parents had sought medical advice for either developmental delay or neurological symptoms in the children.

  • Stephen J Corbett1
  • Christopher C S Poon2

  • 1 Centre for Population Health, Western Sydney Area Health Service, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Westmead, NSW.


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