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Mercury
Hazards to Living Organisms
by Ronald Eisler

Mercury documents the significance of mercury concentrations in abiotic materials, plants, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, elasmobranch, fishes, and birds, as well as humans and other mammals.

Features:

  • Discusses the effects of mercury poisoning on living organisms, main routes of administration, treatment regimes, and the development of mercury-antagonistic and mercury-protectant drugs
  • Explores factors that affect increased mercury concentrations such as different chemical species, mercury interactions with other metals, metallothioneins, critical body parts, and anthropogenic influences
  • Documents significance of mercury concentrations in abiotic materials, plants, invertebrates, amphibians, and more
  • Reviews the well-documented mercury poisoning episode at Minamata, Japan and other mercury intoxication incidents worldwide
  • Documents the history of mercury in gold production and ecotoxicological aspects of the amalgamation process in various geographical regions, with emphasis on Brazil and North America
  • Includes case studies and a list of proposed mercury criteria for the protection of resources and health

Contents

Mercury Uses and Sources

  • Properties
  • Physical
  • Chemical
  • Biological
  • Biochemical
  • Mercury Transport and Speciation
  • Mercury Measurement

Mercury Poisoning and Treatment

Mercury Concentrations in Abiotic Materials

  • Air
  • Coal
  • Sediments
  • Sewage Sludge
  • Snow and Ice
  • Soils
  • Water

Mercury Concentrations in Plants and Animals

  • Algae and Macrophytes
  • Invertebrates
  • Elasmobranchs and Bony Fishes
  • Amphibians and Reptiles
  • Birds
  • Humans
  • Other Mammals

Mercury Concentrations in Abiotic Materials and Multitaxonomic Field Collections

  • Asia
  • Brazil
  • Caribbean Region
  • Europe
  • India
  • North America
  • Polar Region

Lethal Effects of Mercury

  • Aquatic Organisms
  • Terrestrial Invertebrates
  • Reptiles
  • Birds
  • Mammals

Sublethal Effects of Mercury

  • Carcinogenicity, Genotoxicity, and Teratogenicity
  • Bacteria and Other Microorganisms
  • Terrestrial Plants
  • Terrestrial Invertebrates
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Aquatic Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammals

Case Histories: Mercury Poisoning in Japan and Other Locations

  • Minamata, Japan
  • Niigata Prefecture, Japan
  • Tokuyama Bay, Japan
  • Guizhou, China
  • Faroe Islands
  • Republic of Seychelles
  • New Zealand
  • Ontario, Canada

Case Histories: Mercury Hazards from Gold Mining

  • History
  • Ecotoxicological Aspects of Amalgamation

Proposed Mercury Criteria for Protection of Natural Resources and Human Health

  • Agricultural Crops
  • Aquatic Life
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Human Health

Index

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Mercury
Hazards to Living Organisms
by Ronald Eisler

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