Mercury Levels in Pristine and Gold Mining Impacted Aquatic Ecosystems of Suriname, South America

@article{Ouboter2012MercuryLI,
  title={Mercury Levels in Pristine and Gold Mining Impacted Aquatic Ecosystems of Suriname, South America},
  author={Paul E. Ouboter and Gwendolyn Landburg and Jan H. M. Quik and Jan H. A. Mol and Frank van der Lugt},
  journal={AMBIO},
  year={2012},
  volume={41},
  pages={873-882}
}
Mercury levels in sediment and predatory fish were measured for 53 localities in Suriname. The average mercury level in bottom sediment surpassed the Canadian standard for sediment in most localities, except the coastal plains. Of the predatory fish, 41 % had a mercury level above the European Union standard for human consumption of 0.5 μg g−1. Highest mercury levels were found in fish from the Brokopondo Reservoir and from the Upper Coppename River. High levels of mercury in fish in pristine… CONTINUE READING
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