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Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Michael Bank


Mercury pollution and contamination are widespread, well documented, and continue to pose a public health concern in both developed and developing countries. In response to a growing need for understanding the cycling of this ubiquitous pollutant, the science of mercury has grown rapidly to include the fields of biogeochemistry, economics, sociology, public health, decision sciences, physics, global change, and mathematics. Only recently have scientists begun to establish a holistic approach to studying mercury pollution that integrates chemistry, biology, and human health sciences. Mercury in ... More

Keywords: mercury, pollution, methylmercury, environment, biogeochemsitry, contaminant biology, public health

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780520271630
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520271630.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Bank, editor

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Part One Mercury Cycling in the Environment

Chapter 1 Sources and Transport: A Global Issue

Phil Swartzendruber, and Daniel Jaffe

Part Two Methods for Research, Monitoring, and Analysis

Part Three Mercury in Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments

Chapter 7 The Role of Soils in Storage and Cycling of Mercury

Aria Amirbahman, and Ivan J. Fernandez

Chapter 8 Mercury Cycling in Terrestrial Watersheds

James B. Shanley, and Kevin Bishop

Chapter 9 Mercury Hotspots in Freshwater Ecosystems: Drivers, Processes, and Patterns

Celia Y. Chen, Charles T. Driscoll, and Neil C. Kamman

Chapter 10 Mercury in the Marine Environment

Frank J. Black, Christopher H. Conaway, and A. Russell Flegal

Part Four: Toxicology, Risk Analysis, Humans, and Policy

Chapter 11 Ecotoxicology of Mercury in Fish and Wildlife: Recent Advances

Anton M. Scheuhammer, Niladri Basu, David C. Evers, Gary H. Heinz, Mark B. Sandheinrich, and Michael S. Bank

Risk Evaluation of Mercury Pollution

Joanna Burger, and Michael Gochfeld

Chapter 14 Mercury Exposure in Vulnerable Populations: Guidelines for Fish Consumption

John Dellinger, Matthew Dellinger, and Jennifer S. Yauck

Chapter 15 Environmental Justice: The Mercury Connection

Jerome Nriagu, Niladri Basu, and Simone Charles

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