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Main Title Mercury levels in fish from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (ELS Subregion 2B) in relation to lake acidity /
Author Landers, D. ; Gloss, S. P. ; Grieb, T. M. ; Driscoll, C. T. ; Schofield, C. L. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Wyoming Water Research Center, Laramie. ;Tetra Tech, Inc., Lafayette, CA. ;Syracuse Univ., NY. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. ;Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Dept. of Natural Resources.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/3-90/068
Stock Number PB90-263484
OCLC Number 24436068
Subjects Fishes--Mercury content--Michigan--Upper Peninsula ; Mercury--Toxicology--Michigan--Upper Peninsula ; Fishes--Effect of chemicals on--Michigan--Upper Peninsula ; Fishes--Effect of metals on--Michigan--Upper Peninsula
Additional Subjects Mercury(Metal) ; Fishes ; Water pollution ; Public health ; Lakes ; pH ; Humans ; Standards ; Concentration(Composition) ; Food consumption ; Acidification ; Sampling ; Tissues(Biology) ; Accumulation ; Bass ; Perch ; Statistical analysis ; Tables(Data) ; Graphs(Charts) ; Point sources ; Upper Michigan Peninsula ; Methyl mercury
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBD  EPA/600/3-90/068 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 08/14/2013
EJBD  EPA 600-3-90-068 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/22/2009
EKCD  EPA/600/3-90/068 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 07/17/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-90-068 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-3-90-068 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/11/2011
EMBD  EPA/600/3-90/068 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 06/26/1992
ERAD  EPA 600/3-90/068 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/16/1991
ESAD  EPA 600-3-90-068 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB90-263484 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 102 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The accumulation of mercury by fish and the potential human health effects of eating mercury-contaminated fish have been well documented. However, elevated mercury concentrations in fish from dilute, low-pH lakes have only recently been associated with increased lake acidity. Nevertheless, there now is ample evidence to document that elevated levels of mercury are found in fish from lakes in remote areas with no known point sources of mercury and that an apparent relationship exists between lake pH and fish mercury level. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set an action level of 1.0 ppm methyl mercury as the limit for human consumption. Many state fisheries agencies in the United States have established advisories regarding consumption of fish with mercury levels that do not exceed the standard of 1.0 ppm, usually invoking a standard of 0.5 ppm. Forty-nine drainage and seepage lakes in the Upper Michigan Peninsula were sampled in conjunction with Phase 2 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Eastern Lake Survey to explore the relationship between chemical and physical characteristics of lakes and mercury concentrations in fish tissue. The lakes were selected using a stratified random design weighted for low pH so that acidification effects on mercury accumulation could be evaluated. By coupling the study to Phase I, the authors were able to examine the role of chemical and physical lake variables on the assimilation of mercury by fish.
Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "November 1990." Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-84). "EPA/600/3-90/068." "Funded wholly or in part by the U.S. Environmental Agency under cooperative agreements CR814602 (Cornell University), CR814951 (Syracuse University), and contract 68-03-3439 (Kilkelly Environmental Associates)"--Title page verso