Mercury exposure and mechanism of response in large game using the Almadén mercury mining area (Spain) as a case study.

  title={Mercury exposure and mechanism of response in large game using the Almad{\'e}n mercury mining area (Spain) as a case study.},
  author={Juan Jos{\'e} Berzas Nevado and Rosa Del Carmen Rodr{\'i}guez Mart{\'i}n-Doimeadios and Rafael Mateo and Nuria Rodr{\'i}guez Fari{\~n}as and Jaime Rodr{\'i}guez-Estival and Mar{\'i}a J Pati{\~n}o Ropero},
  journal={Environmental research},
Mercury (Hg) accumulation, transfer, defense mechanism and adverse effects were studied in red deer (Cervus elaphus) and wild boar (Sus scrofa) from the Almadén mining district (Spain), the largest (285,000 t of Hg) and the oldest (more than 2000 years) Hg mine/refining operation site in the world. Red deer (n=168) and wild boar (n=58) liver, kidney, bones (metacarpus), testis and muscle were analyzed for total Hg and selenium (Se) within a range of distances to the Almadén mining district. The… CONTINUE READING
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