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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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Toxic Substances,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 560/6-77/031; EPA-68-01-1983
Stock Number PB-273 201
OCLC Number 39400529
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
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-6-77-031 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/10/2012
EJBD  EPA 560/6-77/031 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/13/2006
EKBD  EPA-560/6-77-031 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/30/2003
ELBD  EPA 560-6-77-031 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/26/2016
ESAD  EPA 560-6-77-031 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/28/2018
NTIS  PB-273 201 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xiii, [133] pages : 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." EPA contract no. 68-01-1983. EPA project officer: Vincent J. DeCarlo. Section 6: References.