||Mercury study report to Congress : volume 7. characterization of human health and wildlife risks of mercury exposure in the United States.
Mahaffey, K. ;
Rice, G. E. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
|| Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards and Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Mercury--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Mercury--Toxicology--United States. ;
Factory and trade waste--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Mercury wastes--Environmental aspects--United States.
United States ;
Air pollution effects(Humans) ;
Air pollution effects(Animals) ;
Mercury compounds ;
Food chains ;
Water chemistry ;
Aquatic ecosystems ;
Health effects ;
Biological effects ;
Risk assessment ;
Public health ;
Environmental transport ;
Dose-response relationships ;
Air pollution sources ;
Anthropogenic sources ;
Uncertainty analysis ;
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||166 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
This volume characterizes risk for mercury emitted to the environment from anthropogenic sources. The characterization volume describes human and wildlife health effects of mercury exposure with accompanying analysis of uncertainty in quantitative risk estimates. Exposure pathways for selected human and wildlife populations to mercury are considered, again accompanied by a discussion of uncertainty. The size of the fish-eating U.S. populations and quantities of mercury consumed in fish are estimated, as are the number of maternal-fetal pairs for whom maternal fish consumption and the number of children are projected to exceed levels identified to be of concern. Literature reports of mercury concentrations in tissues of fish-eating wildlife species are presented. The sizes of selected wildlife populations identified as potentially exposed to quantities of methylmercury associated with adverse health effects are estimated. An overall characterization of risk of mercury to human subpopulations and selected fish-consuming wildlife species is developed. The volume of the Report presents sources of variability and uncertainty, as well as research needs.
Principal authors: Martha H. Keating [and others]. "December 1997." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-452/R-97-009--Cover, v. 7. Microfiche.
v. I. Executive summary -- v. II. An inventory of anthropogenic mercury emissions in the United States -- v. III. Fate and transport of mercury in the environment -- v. IV. An assessment of exposure to mercury in the United States -- v. V. Health effects of mercury and mercury compounds -- v. VI. An ecological assessment for anthropogenic mercury emissions in the United States -- v. VII. Characterization of human health and wildlife risks from mercury exposure in the United States -- v. VIII. An evaluation of mercury control technologies and costs.