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Main Title Mercury study report to Congress : volume 3. fate and transport of mercury in the environment.
Author Rice, G. E. ; Ambrose, R. B. ; Bullock, O. R. ; Swartout, J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Keating, Martha H.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards and Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA/452/R-97/005
Stock Number PB98-124755
Subjects Mercury--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Mercury--Toxicology--United States. ; Factory and trade waste--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Mercury wastes--Environmental aspects--United States.
Additional Subjects Environmental transport ; Environmental exposure pathway ; Mercury(Metal) ; Food chains ; Mercury compounds ; Methylmercury ; Water pollution ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Air pollution effects ; Environmental impact assessment ; Ingestion(Biology) ; Inhalation ; Food consumption ; Food contamination ; Bioaccumulation ; Wildlife ; Fish ; Shellfish ; Air pollution sources ; Mathematical models ; Environmental fate ; Emission inventories
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NTIS  PB98-124753 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 390 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
This volume of the Report presents an assessment of exposure to emitted mercury from both inhalation and ingestion routes. Estimates of the impact of ambient emission on exposure to mercury are based on modeling and on measured data on human fish and shellfish consumption combined with mercury concentration data. Modeling includes long-range transport analysis (Regional Lagrangian Model of Air Pollution), analysis of local-scale fate of atmospheric mercury, and assessment of watershed fate and transport. These models are used to predict mercury exposure in fish-eating birds and mammals, as well as in various hypothetical human populations. Appendices provide particulars on the models, describe model parameters, justifications.
Principal authors: Martha H. Keating [and others]. "December 1997." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-452/R-97-005--Cover, v. 1. Microfiche.
Contents Notes
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.