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Ecological implications of mercury pollution in aquatic systems

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Abstract

Mercury compounds discharged into the environment from industrial, agricultural, and domestic sources have contaminated a substantial portion of the hydrosphere and other parts of the biosphere. Their effects on aquatic ecosystems are a result of their low solubility in water, chemical stability in sediments, and accumulation through biological concentration and magnification in food-webs. The limited data available on the environmental chemistry and toxicity of mercurials prevent the establishment of adequate standards for the protection of biotic communities.
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Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1971
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-85-117260
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Biol. Conserv.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 3:4
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; MERCURY; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; TOXICITY; ABSORPTION; AGRICULTURAL WASTES; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; BIOLOGICAL ACCUMULATION; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; CHEMICAL EFFLUENTS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FISHES; FOOD CHAINS; INVERTEBRATES; MUNICIPAL WASTES; SEDIMENTS; SYNERGISM; WATER CHEMISTRY; WATER POLLUTION; ANIMALS; CHEMISTRY; DATA; ECOSYSTEMS; ELEMENTS; INFORMATION; METALS; NUMERICAL DATA; ORGANIC WASTES; POLLUTION; VERTEBRATES; WASTES; 560300* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology; 520200 - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
5607761
Research Organizations:
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: BICOB
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 279-283
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Citation Formats

Harriss, R C. Ecological implications of mercury pollution in aquatic systems. United Kingdom: N. p., 1971. Web.
Harriss, R C. Ecological implications of mercury pollution in aquatic systems. United Kingdom.
Harriss, R C. 1971. "Ecological implications of mercury pollution in aquatic systems." United Kingdom.
@misc{etde_5607761,
title = {Ecological implications of mercury pollution in aquatic systems}
author = {Harriss, R C}
abstractNote = {Mercury compounds discharged into the environment from industrial, agricultural, and domestic sources have contaminated a substantial portion of the hydrosphere and other parts of the biosphere. Their effects on aquatic ecosystems are a result of their low solubility in water, chemical stability in sediments, and accumulation through biological concentration and magnification in food-webs. The limited data available on the environmental chemistry and toxicity of mercurials prevent the establishment of adequate standards for the protection of biotic communities.}
journal = {Biol. Conserv.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {3:4}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1971}
month = {Jul}
}