Mercury contamination in fish in midcontinent great rivers of the United States: importance of species traits and environmental factors.


We measured mercury (Hg) concentrations in whole fish from the Upper Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio Rivers to characterize the extent and magnitude of Hg contamination and to identify environmental factors influencing Hg accumulation. Concentrations were generally lower (80% of values between 20-200 ng g(-1) wet weight) than those reported for other… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/es903754d

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