Photodegradation of methylmercury in lakes

  title={Photodegradation of methylmercury in lakes},
  author={Paul Seller and Carol Ann Kelly and John W. M. Rudd and A. R. MacHutchon},
METHYLMERCURY can accumulate in fish to concentrations that threaten human health1. Fish methylmercury concentrations are high in many reservoirs2 and acidic lakes3, and also in many remote lakes4,5—a fact that may be related to increased atmospheric deposition of anthropogenically mobilized mercury during the past few decades6. Although sources of methylmercury to lakes and reservoirs are known7, in-lake destruction has not been demonstrated to occur at the low concentrations found in most… CONTINUE READING
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