Quantitative and qualitative distribution of mercury in organs from arctic sledgedogs: an atomic absorption spectrophotometric and histochemical study of tissue samples from natural long-termed high dietary organic mercury-exposed dogs from Thule, Greenland.

Organs from 10 sledgedogs fed methyl mercury-containing organs and meat from predatory marine animals also eaten by humans in the Thule district of Greenland, were examined histochemically for cellular distribution of mercury, and the organ concentrations of mercury were quantified by atomic absorption spectrometry (total Hg). In selected organs the methyl… CONTINUE READING