A biopsy procedure for determining filet and predicting whole-fish mercury concentration.

@article{Peterson2005ABP,
  title={A biopsy procedure for determining filet and predicting whole-fish mercury concentration.},
  author={Spencer A. Peterson and John Van Sickle and Robert M. Hughes and J{\"u}rg Schacher and Sean Echols},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2005},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={
          99-107
        }
}
Although mercury contamination of fish is a widespread phenomenon, its regional evaluation is hindered by the reluctance of permitting agencies to grant collection permits, problems in securing adequate freezer space, and time to process whole, large fish or filets. We evaluated mercury concentrations in 210 filet biopsies from 65 sites in 12 western states relative to whole-body mercury concentration in the same fish. We found a highly significant relationship (r(2) = 0.96) between biopsy and… CONTINUE READING
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