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Main Title Revised technical support document : national-scale assessment of mercury risk to populations with high consumption of self-caught freshwater fish : in support of the appropriate and necessary finding for coal-and oil-fired electric generating units.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Health and Environmental Impacts Division,
Year Published 2011
Report Number EPA/452/R-11/009
Stock Number PB2012-103687
OCLC Number 774571218
Subjects Mercury--Analysis. ; Water--Pollution--United States. ; Air quality--United States.
Additional Subjects Water pollution effects ; Mercury(Metals) ; Fishes ; Fish populations ; Fresh water ; Risk assessment ; Public health ; Hazards ; Fossil fuel power plants
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-452/R-11-009 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/06/2012
NTIS  PB2012-103687 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 07/11/2012
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., col. maps, charts ; 28 cm.
The goal of this assessment was to determine whether mercury emitted from U.S. EGUs poses a potential public health hazard. Therefore, we have designed this risk assessment as a screening analysis focused on identifying watersheds where there is a public health hazard attributable to U.S. EGU mercury deposition. Mercury emitted from U.S. EGUs, depending on the form of mercury emitted and other factors, can deposit locally and regionally in U.S. waterbodies, as well as contribute to the global pool of mercury, where it can be transported and eventually deposited around the world. This deposited mercury is transformed into methylmercury (MeHg) by microorganisms and then bioaccumulates as MeHg in fish. The primary pathway of concern from a public health standpoint is consumption of mercur-ycontaminated fish by women of child bearing age (since mercury can stay in the system for some time, both women who are pregnant or about to be pregnant are of concern.) Depending on the level of prenatal exposure, children born to those women may then experience a range of neurodevelopmental effects including decrements on a number of neuropsychological measures.
"December 2011". Project Officer: Zachary Pekar. Includes SAB mercury panel peer review letter: review of EPA's draft national-scale mercury risk assessment as Appendix C. Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-452/R-11-009".