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Table 2 The metal composition of the diets used. a

From: Feeding mice with diets containing mercury-contaminated fish flesh from French Guiana: a model for the mercurial intoxication of the Wayana Amerindians

    Diet (percentage of fish flesh in food)
Element Aimara flesh Control diet 0.1% 1% 7.5%
Al < 2 41.1 41.1 40.7 38
Cd < 0.02 0.064 0.064 0.064 0.059
Co < 0.1 0.80 0.80 0.79 0.74
Cr < 0.25 0.72 0.72 0.72 0.67
Cu 0.78 7.99 7.99 7.92 7.45
Hg (total) 5 0.001 0.005 0.062 0.520
Ni < 0.25 0.39 0.39 0.39 0.36
Pb 0.091 0.165 0.165 0.164 0.159
Se 3.85 0.30 0.30 0.33 0.57
Zn 19.7 41.1 41.1 40.9 39.5
  1. a Metals are given in mg.kg-1.