Evaluation of Nonlethal Methods for the Analysis of Mercury in Fish Tissue

@inproceedings{Baker2004EvaluationON,
  title={Evaluation of Nonlethal Methods for the Analysis of Mercury in Fish Tissue},
  author={Randy F. Baker and Paul J. Blanchfield and Michael J. Paterson and Robert J. Flett and Linda Hampton Wesson},
  year={2004}
}
—Thousands of fish are sacrificed each year to determine potential human exposure to mercury (Hg) from fish consumption. In this paper, we use lake whitefish Coregonus clupeaformis and northern pike Esox lucius to demonstrate that accurate and reliable measures of fish muscle Hg concentrations can be determined from small samples (,100 mg) harvested with biopsy tools. Reliability of results primarily depends upon analytical methodology and tissue sample weight. Mercury concentrations estimated… CONTINUE READING

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