The effect of selenium on mercury assimilation by freshwater organisms

@inproceedings{Belzile2005TheEO,
  title={The effect of selenium on mercury assimilation by freshwater organisms},
  author={Nelson Belzile and Y Chen and J. M. F. Gunn and Jian Tong and Yves Alarie and Tania Delonchamp and Chun-Yan Lang},
  year={2005}
}
In this study, we showed that selenium (Se) deposition from metal smelters in Sudbury, Ontario, greatly reduces the bioassimilation of mercury (Hg) by aquatic biota throughout the food web. Concentrations of total and methyl mercury in tissues of zooplankton, mayflies (Stenonema femoratum), amphipods (Hyalella azteca), and youngof-the-year perch (Perca flavescens) were positively correlated with increasing distance from Sudbury smelters and inversely correlated with Se concentrations in lake… CONTINUE READING

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