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Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications
Volume 2015, Article ID 159521, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/159521
Research Article

Contribution of Shellfish Consumption to Lower Mercury Health Risk for Residents in Northern Jiaozhou Bay, China

College of Resource and Environment, Qingdao Agricultural University, Changcheng Road 700, Qingdao 266109, China

Received 18 January 2015; Revised 9 May 2015; Accepted 12 May 2015

Academic Editor: Francesco P. Fanizzi

Copyright © 2015 Lei Zhang and Lei Zhang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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