Atmospheric deposition of mercury and methylmercury to landscapes and waterbodies of the Athabasca oil sands region.

@article{Kirk2014AtmosphericDO,
  title={Atmospheric deposition of mercury and methylmercury to landscapes and waterbodies of the Athabasca oil sands region.},
  author={Jane L Kirk and Derek C G Muir and Amber L Gleason and Xiaowa Wang and Greg Lawson and Richard A. Frank and Igor Lehnherr and Fred J. Wrona},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 13},
  pages={7374-83}
}
Atmospheric deposition of metals originating from a variety of sources, including bitumen upgrading facilities and blowing dusts from landscape disturbances, is of concern in the Athabasca oil sands region of northern Alberta, Canada. Mercury (Hg) is of particular interest as methylmercury (MeHg), a neurotoxin which bioaccumulates through foodwebs, can reach levels in fish and wildlife that may pose health risks to human consumers. We used spring-time sampling of the accumulated snowpack at… CONTINUE READING
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