Mercury in the Environment

Mercury in the Environment

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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 understanding the cycling of this ubiquitous pollutant, the science of mercury has grown rapidly to include the fields of biogeochemistry, economics, sociology, public health, decision sciences, physics, global change, and mathematics. Only recently have scientists begun to establish a holistic approach to studying mercury pollution that integrates chemistry, biology, and human health sciences. Mercury in the Environment follows the process of mercury cycling through the atmosphere, through terrestrial and aquatic food webs, and through human populations to develop a comprehensive perspective on this important environmental problem. This timely reference also provides recommendations on mercury remediation, risk communication, education, and monitoring.tissues and sediments were manual, but today there are several commercially available automated CVAAS analytical systems. ... Cold Vapor Technique (EPA, 1993), and EPA 7471 Mercury in Solid or Semisolid Waste (Manual Cold-Vapor Technique) (EPA, 2007). ... In addition, multiple stable tracer experiments to study the fate of Hg species in the environment and biologic systems are available for theanbsp;...

Title:Mercury in the Environment
Author: Michael S. Bank
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2012-05-01

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