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Document Title:

Impacts of mercury contamination in the southeastern United States.

AUTHOR(S):
Tom Augspurger Michael Brim C. Facemire D. Bateman P. Conzelmann S. Delchamps E. Douglas L. Inmon K. Looney Felix Lopez Greg Masson D. Morrison N. Morse W. Allen Robison


VOLUME:
80
ISSUE:
1-4
PAGES:
923 - 926

PUBLICATION DATE: February 1995

ABSTRACT:
Mercury (Hg) contamination from a variety of point and non-point sources, including atmospheric inputs, is currently considered to be the most serious environmental threat to the well being of fish and wildlife resources in the southeastern United States. Fish consumption advisories have been issued in all ten states comprising the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Southeast Region. Both freshwater and marine species have been affected with levels ranging as high as 7.0 ppm in some individuals. Many other species, including various species of reptiles, birds and mammals (including humans) are also contaminated. Impacts noted range from reproductive impairment to mortality.

PUBLICATION:
Water, Air, & Soil Pollution

PUBLISHED BY:
Springer New York

DOCUMENT LINK:
http://www.springerlink.com/content/r01621391jp35460/-p=8ebaac8194394d5f84b3988b33048c37&pi=100

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Raliegh, North Carolina, Ecological Services Field Office

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