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By Ronald Eisler

Complicated and ever altering in its varieties and capabilities, the point mercury follows a convoluted direction throughout the setting and up the nutrition chain. the method is advanced additional by way of the truth that the adaptation among tolerable typical history degrees and damaging results within the surroundings is phenomenally small and nonetheless no longer thoroughly understood. Written by means of well-known nationwide and foreign authority on chemical possibility evaluation, Ronald Eisler, Mercury risks to dwelling Organisms explores the organic, actual, and chemical homes of mercury and its compounds. wealthy in evidence and knowledge, the e-book presents a basic examine the issues.

A synthesis of present clinical reports, the ebook records the importance of mercury concentrations in abiotic fabrics, crops, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, elasmobranch, fishes, and birds, in addition to people and different mammals. the writer reports ancient and present makes use of and assets of mercury besides its actual, chemical, organic, and biochemical houses. He summarizes mercury delivery and speciation approaches and analytical innovations for mercury size. The booklet contains assurance of lethality to flora and fauna, family animals, and people; management routes and their results; and sublethal results equivalent to cancers, delivery defects, and chromosomal aberrations.

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