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Table 1 Description and source of data for the model parameters

From: Prenatal mercury exposure, autism, and developmental delay, using pharmacokinetic combination of newborn blood concentrations and questionnaire data: a case control study

Data on mother-child pairs from the CHARGE study Symbol Units
Bloodspot Hg concentration C B ppb
Maternal fish consumption   
Rate during each time step I j Kgday−1
Time steps t j days
Gestational age at birth t q days
Blood volume V j L
Assumed parameters   
Fraction of MeHg in blooda f -
MeHg elimination Rateb k day−1
Estimated parameter   
Fish concentration c ppb
  1. aSherlock et al., [22]
  2. bWHO, [1]