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Main Title Mercury levels in fish from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (ELS Subregion 2B) in relation to lake acidity /
Author Landers, D. ; Gloss, S. P. ; Grieb, T. M. ; Driscoll, C. T. ; Schofield, C. L. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Wyoming Water Research Center, Laramie. ;Tetra Tech, Inc., Lafayette, CA. ;Syracuse Univ., NY. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. ;Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Dept. of Natural Resources.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/3-90/068
Stock Number PB90-263484
OCLC Number 24436068
Subjects Fishes--Mercury content--Michigan--Upper Peninsula. ; Mercury--Toxicology--Michigan--Upper Peninsula. ; Fishes--Effect of chemicals on--Michigan--Upper Peninsula. ; Fishes--Effect of metals on--Michigan--Upper Peninsula.
Additional Subjects Mercury(Metal) ; Fishes ; Water pollution ; Public health ; Lakes ; pH ; Humans ; Standards ; Concentration(Composition) ; Food consumption ; Acidification ; Sampling ; Tissues(Biology) ; Accumulation ; Bass ; Perch ; Statistical analysis ; Tables(Data) ; Graphs(Charts) ; Point sources ; Upper Michigan Peninsula ; Methyl mercury
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-90-068 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/26/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-3-90-068 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/22/2009
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ELBD  EPA 600-3-90-068 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/11/2011
EMBD  EPA/600/3-90/068 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 06/26/1992
ERAD  EPA 600/3-90/068 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/16/1991
ESAD  EPA 600-3-90-068 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB90-263484 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 07/22/2019
Collation xii, 102 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Abstract The accumulation of mercury by fish and the potential human health effects of eating mercury-contaminated fish have been well documented. However, elevated mercury concentrations in fish from dilute, low-pH lakes have only recently been associated with increased lake acidity. Nevertheless, there now is ample evidence to document that elevated levels of mercury are found in fish from lakes in remote areas with no known point sources of mercury and that an apparent relationship exists between lake pH and fish mercury level. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set an action level of 1.0 ppm methyl mercury as the limit for human consumption. Many state fisheries agencies in the United States have established advisories regarding consumption of fish with mercury levels that do not exceed the standard of 1.0 ppm, usually invoking a standard of 0.5 ppm. Forty-nine drainage and seepage lakes in the Upper Michigan Peninsula were sampled in conjunction with Phase 2 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Eastern Lake Survey to explore the relationship between chemical and physical characteristics of lakes and mercury concentrations in fish tissue. The lakes were selected using a stratified random design weighted for low pH so that acidification effects on mercury accumulation could be evaluated. By coupling the study to Phase I, the authors were able to examine the role of chemical and physical lake variables on the assimilation of mercury by fish.
Notes Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "November 1990." Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-84). "EPA/600/3-90/068." "Funded wholly or in part by the U.S. Environmental Agency under cooperative agreements CR814602 (Cornell University), CR814951 (Syracuse University), and contract 68-03-3439 (Kilkelly Environmental Associates)"--Title page verso.
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Supplementary Notes Prepared in cooperation with Wyoming Water Research Center, Laramie, Tetra Tech, Inc., Lafayette, CA., Syracuse Univ., NY. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Dept. of Natural Resources.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.; Cornell University.; Syracuse University.; Kilkelly Environmental Associates.
PUB Date Free Form 1991
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20180713080141
Language eng
SUDOCS Number EP 1.23:600/3-90/068; EP 1.23:600/3-, 90/068
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 02566cam 2200589Ia 45010