Urban activity and mercury contamination in estuarine and marine sediments (Southern Brazil).

@article{Mirlean2009UrbanAA,
  title={Urban activity and mercury contamination in estuarine and marine sediments (Southern Brazil).},
  author={Nicolai Mirlean and Lauro Calliari and Paulo Roberto Martins Baisch and Ester Loitzenbauer and Evgueni N. Shumilin},
  journal={Environmental monitoring and assessment},
  year={2009},
  volume={157 1-4},
  pages={583-9}
}
The distribution of mercury in sediments of the Patos Lagoon estuary and nearby coastal marine deposits has been investigated for the period 1998-2008. Polluted urban soils and coastal reclamation fills are the principal sources of high mercury concentrations for shallow estuarine sediments. The shallow sediments that form near the urban area enter the… CONTINUE READING