BACKGROUND: Fish are one of the high protein food sources that could be found easily in Indonesia. Recent trends in industrialization and human activity (e.g., agriculture) that started the degradation of environmental quality such as mercury contamination in fish. AIM: We aimed to investigate mercury contamination in fish because the incident occurs more frequently and could affect the health condition both in the long-and short-term. This study aimed to increase the student’s knowledge on the danger of mercury contamination in fish and its products. METHODS: A quasi-experimental study will be conducted at a public school in Kenjeran District, Surabaya. The framework of the Health Behavior Model theory is used to educate the students on the danger of mercury contamination in fish and its products. RESULTS: This study targets elementary school children with a total of 135 students. CONCLUSION: This study has been considered by the Health Research Ethics Comitee Universitas Airlangga, Faculty of Nursery, with the number: 2359-X-KEPK. The Universal Trial Number for thus study is U1111-1269-3728 and registered at the Thai Clinical Trials Registry (TCTR) and has been approved with indentification number TCTR20210913003.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1166-1168
Number of pages3
JournalOpen Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2021


  • Fish
  • Food safety
  • Mercury
  • Nutrition education


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