Mercury in lakes and lake fishes on a conservation-industry gradient in Brazil.

@article{Mirlean2005MercuryIL,
  title={Mercury in lakes and lake fishes on a conservation-industry gradient in Brazil.},
  author={Nicolai Mirlean and Scott T. Larned and Vladimir Nikora and Vinicius Tavares K{\"u}tter},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={226-36}
}
Mercury contamination in freshwater food webs can be severe and persistent, and freshwater fish are a major source of mercury contamination in humans. Northern hemisphere studies suggest that the primary pathway by which freshwater fish accumulate mercury is the food web, and that atmospheric deposition is the primary route by which mercury enters freshwater systems. Levels of atmospheric deposition are closely linked to proximity to sources of mercury emissions. These propositions have not… CONTINUE READING

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