Mercury in the environment and riverside population in the Madeira River Basin, Amazon, Brazil.

@article{Bastos2006MercuryIT,
  title={Mercury in the environment and riverside population in the Madeira River Basin, Amazon, Brazil.},
  author={Wanderley Rodrigues Bastos and Jo{\~a}o Paulo Oliveira Gomes and Ronaldo Cavalcante Oliveira and Ronaldo Almeida and Elisabete Lourdes Nascimento and Jos{\'e} Vicente Elias Bernardi and Luiz Drude de Lacerda and Ene Gl{\'o}ria da Silveira and Wolfgang Christian Pfeiffer},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2006},
  volume={368 1},
  pages={344-51}
}
This work presents quality control results on the mercury concentrations in different environmental (river sediments, forest soils, river suspended matter and fish) and human samples from the lower Madeira River, Amazon sampled between 2001 and 2003, about 15-20 years after the nearly cessation of gold mining activities in the region, which reached its peak in the late 1980s. The study aimed to compare mercury concentrations in these environmental samples with those reported by other authors… CONTINUE READING

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