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Table of Contents

Executive Summary................................................................................................................................................1

Purpose of Document .............................................................................................................................................3

History of Fish Consumption Advice in Alaska...................................................................................................3

Description of the Alaska Fish Monitoring Program..........................................................................................4

Overview of Process for Developing Alaska’s Fish Consumption Recommendations .....................................4

Purpose and Membership of the Alaska Scientific Advisory Committee for Fish Consumption ...................6

Alaska-specific Data Considered in the Development of Fish Consumption Recommendations....................6 Mercury Levels in Alaska Fish..........................................................................................................................7 Human Biomonitoring (Mercury Levels in Human Hair or Blood)................................................................ 10 Fish Consumption Rates in Alaska.................................................................................................................. 11 Nutrition-related Disease Rates and Trends in Alaska.................................................................................... 14

Federal and International Criteria for Acceptable Mercury Exposure Levels in Humans........................... 15

Risk Assessment for Food Consumption Guidelines......................................................................................... 18

Local Risk Management Issues for Mercury in Fish from Alaska .................................................................. 22 Description of Alaska...................................................................................................................................... 22 Cultural and Societal Importance of Fish in Alaska........................................................................................ 23 Economic Importance of Subsistence ............................................................................................................. 23 Employment Significance of Alaska Fisheries................................................................................................ 24 Risks of Less Healthy Replacement Foods ..................................................................................................... 24

Health Benefits of Fish Consumption ................................................................................................................. 25 Neonatal Growth and Development and Healthy Pregnancies........................................................................ 26 Reduction in Cardiovascular Disease.............................................................................................................. 26 Cancer.............................................................................................................................................................. 27 Conclusions Regarding Health Benefits of Fish Consumption ....................................................................... 28

Consensus Recommendations from the Alaska Scientific Advisory Committee for Fish Consumption...... 28

Acceptable Daily Intakes for Contaminants Vary According to their Purpose: Public Health Practice vs. Regulation ..........................................................................................................29

Fish Consumption Guidance for the State of Alaska ........................................................................................ 30

Data Gaps and Future Research Priorities ........................................................................................................ 32

General Guidelines to Minimize Exposure to Contaminants from Fish ......................................................... 33

References ............................................................................................................................................................. 34

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