A review of mercury in Lake Victoria, East Africa: implications for human and ecosystem health.

@article{Campbell2003ARO,
  title={A review of mercury in Lake Victoria, East Africa: implications for human and ecosystem health.},
  author={Linda M Campbell and D. George Dixon and Robert E. Hecky},
  journal={Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part B, Critical reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={
          325-56
        }
}
Lake Victoria, East Africa, has been the site of many recent studies measuring mercury (Hg) concentrations in water, fish, sediment, soil, and humans. Most of these studies were motivated by concerns about Hg contamination from processing of gold ore on the southern shores. Total Hg (THg) concentrations in fish were usually below permissible World Health Organization (WHO) concentrations and international marketing limits and do not threaten the lucrative export industry. Nile perch 3-10 kg and… CONTINUE READING
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