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|Main Title||Multimedia levels mercury /|
|CORP Author||Battelle Columbus Labs., Ohio.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Toxic Substances.|
|Publisher||Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Toxic Substances : [Distributed by] National Technical Information Service,|
|Report Number||68-01-1983;EPA-560/6-77-031; EPA-68-01-1983|
|Stock Number||PB-273 201|
|Subjects||Mercury. ; Mercury--Environmental aspects. ; Mercury in the body.|
|Additional Subjects||Mercury ; Environmental surveys ; Concentration(Composition) ; Water pollution ; Air pollution ; Surface water ; Ground water ; Potable water ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Soil analysis ; Sediments ; Toxicity ; Public health ; Foods ; Sources ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Permissible dosage ; Sewage treatment plants ; Path of pollutants|
|Collation||1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm|
This report is a review of environmental levels of mercury based on published reports and other information sources. Mercury levels are reported for the atmosphere, surface and ground waters, drinking water, sediments, soil, terrestrial and aquatic biota, and man. The behavior of mercury in the environment is also discussed. Higher than ambient levels of mercury are found near mercury mines, geothermal steam fields, power plants, incinerators, sewage treatment plants, some industrialized areas, and indoors where mercury is used. The release of mercury from natural sources to air and water is double the man-related losses to these media. The levels of mercury in biota are variable, depending on food habits and environmental conditions. The highest levels occur in animals at the top of the trophic structure. Mercury levels in tissues of humans are elevated in chlor-alkali industry workers, in dentists, in people from areas with natural mercury deposits, and in urban populations as compared with the rural.
EPA 560/6-77-031. PB-273201. "September 1977." "Contract No. 68-01-1983." Includes bibliographical references (pages 6-1-6-4). Microfiche.