Publications

Paquin V, Lemire M, King S. (2020) Ecosystem approaches to the risk for schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 2020, pp. 278-280. IF = 4.569. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2020.03.057

Tahir E, Ayotte P, Little M, Bélanger R, Lucas M, Mergler D, Laouan Sidi EA, Community of Winneway – Long Point First Nation, Community of Lac Simon, CSSS Tshukuminu Kanani of Nutashkuan, Community of Unamen Shipu, Gros-Louis McHugh N, Lemire M. (2020) Determinants of iron status and anemia, and their associations with divalent metals among children aged 3 to 19 years old from four First Nations communities in Quebec. Canadian Journal of Public Health. DOI : 10.17269/s41997-020-00304-7

Massicotte P (…), Lemire M (…), Babin M. (2020) Green Edge ice camp campaigns: understanding the processes controlling the under-ice Arctic phytoplankton spring bloom. Earth System Science Data (ESSD). 12: 151-76. DOI: 10.5194/essd-12-151-2020

Cordier S, Laouan-Sidi EA, Lemire M, Costet N, Lucas M, Ayotte P. (2020) Association between exposure to persistent organic pollutants and mercury, and glucose metabolism in two Canadian Indigenous populations. Environmental Research. 184: 109345. DOI : 10.1016/j.envres.2020.109345

Martinez-Levasseur LM, Furgal C, Burness G, Simard M, Avard E, Lemire M. (2020) Towards a better understanding of the benefits and risks of country food consumption using the case of walrus in Nunavik (Northern Quebec, Canada). Science of the Total Environment. 719: 137307. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137307

Paquin V, Sandy G, Perreault-Sullivan G, Fortin G, Cauchon M, Fletcher C, Ouellet J, Lemire M. (2019) Twenty ‘must-read’ research articles for primary care providers in Nunavik: selective literature review and development of an information tool. International Journal of Circumpolar Health.78(1): 1578638. DOI: 10.1080/22423982.2019.1578638

Little M, Achouba A, Dumas P, Ouellet N, Ayotte P*, Lemire M*. (2019) Determinants of selenoneine concentration in red blood cells of Inuit from Nunavik (Northern Québec, Canada). Environment International. 127: 243-252. DOI:10.1016/j.envint.2018.11.077

Achouba A, Dumas P, Ouellet N, Little M, Ayotte P*, Lemire M*. (2019) Selenoneine is a major selenium species in beluga skin and red blood cells of Inuit in Nunavik. Chemosphere. 229: 549-558. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.04.191

Caron-Beaudoin E, Ayotte P, Laouan Sidi E, Community of Winneway-Long Point First Nation, Community of Lac Simon, CSSS Tshukuminu Kanani of Nutashkuan, Community of Unamen Shipu, Gros-Louis McHugh N, Lemire M. (2019) Exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and associations with thyroid parameters in First Nation children and youth from Quebec. Environment International. 128: 13-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.04.029

Ducrocq J, Lévesque B, De Serres G, Wood H, Proulx JF, Lemire M. (2019) Assessment of naturally acquired neutralizing antibodies against rabies Lyssavirus in a subset of Nunavik’s Inuit population most at risk of being exposed to rabid animals. Zoonoses and Public Health. 66(5): 533-539. DOI: 10.1111/zph.12561

Ducrocq J, Simard M, Community of Inukjuak, Avard E, Proulx JF, Lévesque B, Lemire M. (2019) The unique contribution of a local intervention group in the field investigation and management of a trichinellosis outbreak in Nunavik (Québec, Canada). Canadian Journal of Public Health. 111(1): 31-39. DOI: 10.17269/s41997-019-00255-8

Rapinski M, Cuerrier A, Harris C, Lemire M. (2018) Inuit perception of marine organisms: from folk classification to food harvest. Journal of Ethnobiology. 38(3): 333-355. DOI: 10.2993/0278-0771-38.3.333

Witol A, Lemire M, Dudonné S, Walshe-Roussel B, Desjardins Y, Cuerrier A, Harris CS. (2018) Profiling the phenolic acids, flavonoids and tannins in skunk currants (Ribes glandulosum) of Northern Québec, Canada. Journal of Berry Research 8 (2): 119-27. DOI: 10.3233/JBR-170282

Parajuli J, Goodrich J, Chan LH, Ayotte P, Lemire M, Hegele RA, Basu N. (2018) Genetic Polymorphisms are Associated with Exposure Biomarkers for Metals and Persistent Organic Pollutants among Inuit from the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Canada. Science of the Total Environment 634: 569-78. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.03.331

Anhê F, Varin T, Le Barz M, Pilon G, Dudonné S, St-Pierre P, Dewailly E, Harris C, Lucas M,  Lemire M, Desjardins Y, Roy D, Marette A. (2018) Arctic berry extracts target the gut-liver axis to alleviate metabolic endotoxemia, insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis in diet-induced obese mice. Diabetologia 61(4):919-31. DOI: 10.1007/s00125-017-4520-z

Achouba A, Dumas P, Ouellet N, Ayotte P*, Lemire M* (2016) Plasma levels of selenium-containing proteins in Inuit adults from Nunavik. Environment International 96; 8-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.08.015 

Pirkle C, Muckle G, Lemire M. (2016) Managing mercury exposure in Northern Canadian communities: State of the evidence and guidance for health professionals. Canadian Medical Association Journal 188(14): 1015–1023. DOI:10.1503/cmaj.151138

Dudonné S, Dubé P, Anhê FF, Pilon G, Marette A, Lemire M, Harris C, Dewailly E, Desjardins Y. (2015) Comprehensive analysis of phenolic compounds and abscisic acid profiles of twelve native Canadian berries. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 44:214-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfca.2015.09.003

Lemire M, Riva M, Ruiz M. (2015) Our living ecosystem: what are the interconnections among the elements surrounding us? A class-based activity in Nunavik. Int.Journal of Indigenous Health – Journal of Aboriginal Health 9(2):25-30. http://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/ijih/issue/view/807

Lemire M, Kwan M, Laouan-Sidi AE, Muckle G, Pirkle C, Ayotte P, and Dewailly E. (2015) Local country food sources of methylmercury, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids in Nunavik, northern Quebec. Science of the Total Environment – Special issue on mercury Canada’s North 509-510:248-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.07.102.

Philibert A, Fillion M, Lemire M, Weiler HA, DeGuire JR, Guimaraes JR, et al. (2013) Plasma phospholipid omega-3 fatty acids and freshwater fish consumption in the Brazilian Amazon. Food and Nutrition Sciences 4(9A):137-49. DOI: 10.4236/fns.2013.49A1021.

Sampaio da Silva D, Lucotte M, Paquet S, Lemire M. (2013) Inverse bioaccumulation patters between mercury and selenium in five dominant species of the Tapajós River Bassin, Amazon. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 97:17-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2013.06.025.

Fillion M, Lemire M, Philibert A, Frenette B, Weiler HA , Deguire JR , et al. (2013) Toxic risks and nutritional benefits of traditional diet on near visual contrast sensitivity and color vision in the Brazilian Amazon. Neurotoxicology 37:173-81. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuro.2013.04.010.

Lemire M, Philibert A, Fillion M, Passos CJS, Guimarães JRD, Barbosa Jr F, Mergler D. (2012) No evidence of selenosis from a selenium-rich diet in the Brazilian Amazon. Environment International 40:128-36. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2011.07.005.

Riva M and Lemire M. (2012) Plan Nord et santé au Nunavik : au-delà de l’accès aux soins, l’importance des conditions de logement et de l’alimentation traditionnelle. Bulletin Dialogue – Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique 04, 107-120. ISSN: 2291-4196 (on line).

Nyland JF, Fillion M, Barbosa F Jr, Shirley DL, Chine C, Lemire M, Mergler D, Silbergeld EK. (2011) Biomarkers of methylmercury exposure immunotoxicity among fish consumers in Amazonian Brazil. Environmental Health Perspectives 119(12):1733-8. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1103741.

Lemire M, Fillion M, Frenette B, Passos CJS, Guimarães JRD, Barbosa Jr F, Mergler D. (2011) Selenium from dietary sources and motor functions in the Brazilian Amazon. Neurotoxicology 32(6):944-53. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuro.2011.04.005.

Fillion M, Lemire M, Philibert A, Frenette B, Weiler HA, DeGuire JR, et al. (2011) Visual acuity in fish-consumers of the Brazilian Amazon: Risks and benefits from local diet. Public Health Nutrition 14(12):2236-44. DOI: 10.1017/S1368980011001765.

Fillion M, Philibert A, Mertens F, Lemire M , Passos CJ, Frenette B, et al. (2011) Neurotoxic sequelae of mercury exposure: An intervention and follow-up study in the Brazilian Amazon. EcoHealth 8(2):210-22. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-011-0710-1.

Lemire M, Fillion M, Frenette B, Mayer A, Philibert A, Passos CJS, et al. (2010) Selenium and mercury in the Brazilian Amazon: opposing influences on age-related cataracts. Environmental Health Perspectives 118(11): 1584–1589. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.0901284.

  • 11a.  News│Science Selections: Lubick N. (2010) A Balanced Diet? Selenium May Offset the Effects of Methylmercury on Cataract Development. Environmental Health Perspectives 118:a491-a491. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.118-a491b.
  • 11b. Lemire M and Mergler D. (2011) Influence of Selenium: Lemire et. al – Response to comment. Environmental Health Perspectives, 119 (4): A159 DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1003242.


Lemire M, Fillion M, Barbosa Jr F, Guimarães JRD, Mergler D. (2010)  Elevated levels of selenium in the typical diet of Amazonian riverside populations. Science of the Total Environment 408: 4076–4084. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.05.022.

Jacob-Ferreira ALB, Passos CJS, Jordão AA,  Fillion M, Mergler D, Lemire M, et al. (2009) Mercury Exposure Increases Circulating Net Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 Activities. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology 105: 281-288. DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-7843.2009.00443.x.

Fillion M, Passos CJS, Lemire M, Fournier B, Mertens F, Guimarães JRD, Mergler D. (2009) Quality of life and health perceptions among fish-eating communities of the Brazilian Amazon: An ecosystem approach to well-being. EcoHealth. 6(1): 121-134. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-009-0235-z.

Lemire M, Mergler, D, Huel, G, Passos, CJS, Fillion, M, Guimarães, JRD, et al. (2009) Biomarkers of selenium in the Amazonian context: blood, urine and sequential hair segments. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 19: 213-222. DOI: 10.1038/jes.2008.

Barbosa Jr F, Fillion M, Lemire M, Sousa Passos CJ, Lisboa Rodrigues J, Philibert A, et al. (2009) Elevated blood lead levels in a riverside population in the Brazilian Amazon. Environmental Research 109(5): 594-599. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2009.03.005.

Passos CJS, Mergler D, Silva DS, Lemire M, Fillion M, Guimarães JRD. (2008) Daily mercury intake in fish-eating populations in the Brazilian Amazon. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 18: 76-87. PMID: 17805232

Passos CJS, Mergler D, Fillion M, Lemire M, Mertens F, Guimarães JRD, Philibert A. (2008) Epidemiologic confirmation that fruit consumption influences mercury exposure in riparian communities in the Brazilian Amazon. Environmental Research 105: 183-93. PMID: 17374370

Passos CJS, Mergler D, Lemire M, Fillion M, Guimarães JRD. (2007) Fish consumption and bioindicators of inorganic mercury exposure. Science of the Total Environment 373: 68-76.  PMID:  17198723

Lemire M, Mergler D, Fillion M, Passos CJS, Guimarães JRD, Davidson R, Lucotte M. (2006) Elevated blood selenium in the Brazilian Amazon. Science of the Total Environment 366: 101-111. PMID: 16289298

Fillion M, Mergler D, Passos CJS, Larribe F, Lemire M, Guimarães JRD. (2006) A preliminary study of mercury exposure and blood pressure in the Brazilian Amazon. Environmental Health 5: 29. PMID: 1703245