||Mercury study report to Congress : volume 3. assessment of exposure from anthropogenic mercury.
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 ;
Environmental exposure ;
Air pollution effects ;
Mercury compounds ;
Ecological concentration ;
Health effects ;
Environmental effects ;
Risk assessment ;
Air pollution sources ;
Public health ;
Environmental transport ;
Atmospheric transport ;
Soil chemistry ;
Water chemistry ;
Food chains ;
Food consumption ;
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||575 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
This volume of the draft Report presents an assessment of exposure to emitted mercury from both inhalation and ingestion routes. Modeling includes long-range transport analysis (Regional Lagrangian Model of Air Pollution) and exposure assessment of local deposition of mercury from anthropogenic emissions sources (COMPDEP) aquatic and terrestrial fate models and exposure models presented originally in Methodology for Assessing Health Risks Associated with Indirect Exposure to Combustor Emissions. A parallel assessment of mercury exposure from fish and shellfish for the general U.S. population and for subpopulations anticipated to ingest higher quantities of fish (e.g., anglers, members of some Native American tribes, and some ethnic groups) was conducted based on dietary survey data. Comparison are made of dietary intake of fish and of methylmercury for humans and for various species of fish-eating birds and mammals. Specific information on the analysis is presented in the Appendices; in particular details of the models, descriptions of model parameters, justifications and details of human fish consumption analyses.
Principal authors: Martha H. Keating [and others]. "June 1996." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-452/R-97-005--Cover, v. 1. Microfiche.