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Possible Ramifications of Higher Mercury Concentrations in Fillet Tissue of Skinnier Fish

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Abstract:Mercury concentrations were found to be statistically higher in the fillet tissue of the skinnier individuals of a fish species (striped bass) that was experiencing starvation when collected from Lake Mead, which is located on the Arizona-Nevada border. This is considered a consequence of a faster loss of the body's fillet tissue (by metabolism) than the loss of methyl mercury from the body. Because such a response could be a common phenomenon, one having relevance to consumer guidance, it is offered for consideration during the Forum's special session on the development of a Joint National Mercury Advisory.
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Citation:Hinners, T. A. Possible Ramifications of Higher Mercury Concentrations in Fillet Tissue of Skinnier Fish. Presented at EPA's National Forum on Contaminants in Fish, San Diego, CA, January 25, 2004.
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Contact: Chris Siebert - (702) 798-2234 or siebert.christopher@epa.gov
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Division: Environmental Sciences Division
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Branch: Environmental Chemistry Branch
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Product Type: Abstrct/Oral
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Presented: 01/25/2004
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Bullet Item Environmental Chemistry
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