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Analytical Methods for Measuring Mercury in Water, Sediment, and Biota

Brenda K. Lasorsa, Gary A. Gill, and Milena Horvat

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Mercury exists in a large number of physical and chemical forms with a wide range of properties. Conversion between these forms provides the basis for mercury's complex distribution in local and ... More


Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Michael Bank (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Mercury pollution and contamination are widespread, well documented, and continue to pose a public health concern in both developed and developing countries. In response to a growing need for ... More


Mercury: Not Just a Fish Story

Moore Colleen F.

in Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195153910
eISBN:
9780199846986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153910.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter discusses the history of mercury pollution and reviews research about the negative impacts which small amounts of mercury can have on people, especially children who are exposed ... More


A Framework for a Mercury Monitoring and Assessment Program: Synthesis and Future Research

Robert P. Mason

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the development of a mercury (Hg) monitoring program for North America that would provide sufficient information for modelers to extrapolate the results collected to provide ... More


The Role of Soils in Storage and Cycling of Mercury

Aria Amirbahman and Ivan J. Fernandez

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This is a review of the biogeochemical processes that control speciation and transport of inorganic mercury and methylmercury in soils. Mercury storage is discussed with respect to well-drained ... More


Mercury Cycling in Terrestrial Watersheds

James B. Shanley and Kevin Bishop

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses mercury cycling in the terrestrial landscape, including inputs from the atmosphere, accumulation in soils and vegetation, outputs in streamflow and volatilization, and effects ... More


Mercury Hotspots in Freshwater Ecosystems: Drivers, Processes, and Patterns

Celia Y. Chen, Charles T. Driscoll, and Neil C. Kamman

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Studies conducted in a wide range of freshwater ecosystems have revealed specific suites of attributes that predispose certain ecosystems to being sites of elevated MeHg bioaccumulation in fish and ... More


Mercury in the Marine Environment

Frank J. Black, Christopher H. Conaway, and A. Russell Flegal

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The study of mercury in marine ecosystems is necessary to understand and minimize the chronic, sublethal toxicity due to exposure to organomercury in the marine environment and resources. The ... More


Ecotoxicology of Mercury in Fish and Wildlife: Recent Advances

Anton M. Scheuhammer, Niladri Basu, David C. Evers, Gary H. Heinz, Mark B. Sandheinrich, and Michael S. Bank

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

A number of recent studies have documented subtle, yet potentially important effects of mercury on behavior, neurochemistry, and endocrine function in fish and wildlife at currently realistic levels ... More


Mercury and Public Health: An Assessment of Human Exposure

Wendy Mckelvey and Emily Oken

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Humans may be exposed to mercury as an organic or inorganic compound or in its elemental state. Methylmercury is arguably the most important form of exposure worldwide because of its pervasiveness in ... More


Mercury Exposure in Vulnerable Populations: Guidelines for Fish Consumption

John Dellinger, Matthew Dellinger, and Jennifer S. Yauck

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Mercury exposures in vulnerable populations frequently result from consuming contaminated fish. Fish also contain many valuable nutrients. Culturally appropriate risk communication must account for ... More


Poisoned Science

Philippe Grandjean

in Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development -- and How to Protect the Brains of the Next Generation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199985388
eISBN:
9780199346233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985388.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The first human disaster due to environmental pollution happened in Minamata, Japan, in the 1950s. Hundreds of children were born mentally retarded because of exposures through contaminated local ... More


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