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Consumption Advice: Joint Federal Advisory for Mercury in Fish
Abstract: Advisory suggesting that women who are pregnant or may become pregnant, nursing mothers, and young children limit their consumption of fish caught by friends or family.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mercury in the Environment
Abstract: A comprehensive source of information for environmental managers, health professionals, scientists, and the interested public, Mercury in the Environment summarizes mercury cycling and transport and dynamics in terrestrial, aquatic, and atmospheric environments and exposure and effects in humans and wildlife.
Source: Dartmouth

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 4 Chapter 4, Population Exposure - Fish Consumption [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter provides an estimate as to the magnitude of fish consumption in the US and within specific populations. Also provides: estimate to identify the portion of the population that consumes fish and shellfish, and an estimate of the variety of species and quantity of fish that are typically consumed in the United States.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 4, Conclusions, Research Needs, References, and Appendices [PDF]
Abstract: Contains a summary/concluding remarks to Volume 4 (An Assessment of Exposure to Mercury in the United States), the references used in the report, and four appendices including: Exposure Parameter Justification, Estimate of Women (child-bearing age) in 1990, Analysis of Mercury Levels in Fish and Shellfish Reported, and Human Fish Consumption and Mercury.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 6 Chapter 3, Exposure to Piscivorous Avian and Mammalian Wildlife to Airborne Mercury [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter aims to characterize the extent to which piscivorous wildlife are exposed to mercury originating from airborne approaches.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 6 Chapters 4 & 5, Effects of Mercury on Avian and Mammalian Wildlife & Assessment of the Risk Posed by Airborne Mercury Emissions to Piscivorous Avian and Mammalian Wildlife [PDF]
Abstract: Chapter 4 provides a summary of the toxicity of methylmercury to vertebrate systems. Presents guidance on the selection of appropriate toxicological endpoints and reviews toxicological studies on avian/mammalian wildlife. Chapter 5 is a summary of ecological risk assessment methods which are applicable to airborne mercury emissions. Different evaluation methods are used for different regions of the United States.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 6, An Ecological Assessment for Anthropogenic Mercury Emissions in the United States [PDF]
Abstract: This volume discusses the ecological effects of exposure to airborne mercury emissions. It reviews toxicity and bioaccumulation data in order to develop qualitative statements about risk of airborne mercury emissions to piscivorous avian and mammalian wildlife.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Mercury Study Report to Congress, Volume 7 Chapters 3 & 4, Characterization of Fate of Environmental Mercury & Characterization of Exposure [PDF]
Abstract: Chapter 3 makes an effort to update wildlife criterion (WC) values for mercury by calculating its value using methylmercury data. With the appropriate conversion factors, this data can be related to total mercury in fish and water. Chapter 4 looks at modeling analysis, long-range atmospheric transport analysis, uncertainties in environmental fate modeling, and mercury concentrations in water and aquatic biota.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Problem Formulation (excerpted from Mercury Report to Congress, Volume 6, Chapter 2) [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter reviews the potential ecological impact of mercury and determines that piscivorous avian and mammalian wildlife are at risk due to airborne mercury emissions.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Spatial Patterns of Mercury in Macroinvertebrates and Fishes from Streams of Two Contrasting Forested Landscapes in the Eastern United States
Abstract: During 2007–2009, scientists studied mercury and stable isotope spatial patterns of macroinvertebrates and fishes from two medium-sized forested basins in contrasting settings.
Source: EcoToxicology

What You Need to Know about Mercury in Fish and Shellfish: 2004 EPA and FDA Advice
Abstract: By following the recommendations for selecting and eating fish or shellfish, women and young children will receive the benefits of eating fish and shellfish and be confident that they have reduced their exposure to the harmful effects of mercury.
Source: EPA


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