Mercury and Arsenic Bioaccumulation and Eutrophication in Baiyangdian Lake, China.

@article{Chen2008MercuryAA,
  title={Mercury and Arsenic Bioaccumulation and Eutrophication in Baiyangdian Lake, China.},
  author={Celia Y Chen and Paul C. Pickhardt and M. Q. Xu and Carol L. Folt},
  journal={Water, air, and soil pollution},
  year={2008},
  volume={190 1-4},
  pages={115-127}
}
Hg and As are widespread contaminants globally and particularly in Asia. We conducted a field study in Baiyangdian Lake, the largest lake in the North China Plain, to investigate bioaccumulation and trophic transfer of potentially toxic metals (total mercury and arsenic) in sites differing in proximity from the major point sources of nutrients and metals. Hg concentrations in fish and As concentrations in water are above critical threshold levels (US Environmental Protection Agency based… CONTINUE READING