Methylmercury in water, sediment, and invertebrates in created wetlands of Rouge Park, Toronto, Canada.

@article{Sinclair2012MethylmercuryIW,
  title={Methylmercury in water, sediment, and invertebrates in created wetlands of Rouge Park, Toronto, Canada.},
  author={Kathleen A Sinclair and Qun Xie and Carl P J Mitchell},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2012},
  volume={171},
  pages={207-15}
}
Thousands of hectares of wetlands are created annually because wetlands provide beneficial ecosystem services. Wetlands are also key sites for production of the bioaccumulative neurotoxin methylmercury (MeHg), but little is known about MeHg production in created systems. Here, we studied methylmercury in sediment, water, and invertebrates in created wetlands of various ages. Sediment MeHg reached 8 ng g(-1) in the newest wetland, which was significantly greater than in natural, control wetlands… CONTINUE READING

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