||Mercury study report to Congress : volume 3. fate and transport of mercury in the environment.
Rice, G. E. ;
Ambrose, R. B. ;
Bullock, O. R. ;
||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.
Environmental transport ;
Environmental exposure pathway ;
Food chains ;
Mercury compounds ;
Water pollution ;
Aquatic ecosystems ;
Air pollution effects ;
Environmental impact assessment ;
Food consumption ;
Food contamination ;
Air pollution sources ;
Mathematical models ;
Environmental fate ;
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||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.
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.