Mercury as a Global Pollutant: Human Health Issues: Fourth by Antonio C. Barbosa, Angélica M. Garcia, Jurandir R. de Souza

By Antonio C. Barbosa, Angélica M. Garcia, Jurandir R. de Souza (auth.), Brian Wheatley, Ron Wyzga, Billy M. McCormac (eds.)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS half 1 FISH intake AND METHYLMERCURY publicity within the AMAZON A. C. BARBOSA, A. M. GARCIA, J. R. DESOUZAI Mercurycontamination inhairofriverine 1-8 populations of Apiacas Reserve within the Brazilian Amazon E. D. BIDONE, Z. C. CASTILHOS, T. J. S. SANTOS, T. M. C. SOUZA and L. D. LACERDA I Fish illness and human publicity to mercury in Tartarugalzinho River, Amapa country, Northern Amazon, Brazil. A screening strategy 9-15 H. A. KEHRIG, O. MALM and H. AKAGI I Methylmercury in hair samples from diversified riverine teams, Amazon, Brazil 17-29 J. LEBEL, M. ROULET, D. MERGLER, M. LUCOTTE and F. LARRIBE I Fish nutrition and 31-44 mercury publicity in a riparian Amazonian inhabitants O. MALM. , J. R. D. GUIMARAES, M. B. CASTRO, W. R. BASTOS, J. P. VIANA, F. J. P. BRANCHES, E. G. SILVEIRA and W. C. PFEIFFER I Follow-up of mercury degrees in fish, human hairand urine within the Madeira and Tapaj6s basins, Amazon, Brazil 45-51 half 2 baby improvement AND long-term publicity G. J. MYERS, P. W. DAVIDSON, C. COX, C. F. SHAMLAYE, O. CHOISY, E. CERNICHIARI, A. CHOI, J. SLOANE-REEVES, C. AXTELL, P. GAO and T. W. CLARKSON I The Seychelles baby improvement examine: effects and new instructions via twenty-nine months 53-61 B. WHEATLEY, S. PARADIS, M. LASSONDE, M. -F. GIGUERE and S.

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46 2. Material and methods Different river basins with distinc~ biogeochemical characteristics were examined. The Madeira river area provided most fish data while human samples were obtained mainly from the Tapaj6s river basin. Sampling was done in some gold mining areas, riverine communities and cities having strong gold commerce activities. Since man made reservoirs can provide optimum conditions for MeHg formation as well as bioaccumulation, a hydroelectric dam, Samuel reservoir at Madeira river basin was investigated.

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Federal de Rondonia, Porto Velho, RO, Brazil. lnfonnal economy of gold mining has contaminated some important river basins in Amazon. Follow-up studies on critical compartments showed some areas with high Hg levels in fish as well as in human hair samples. Average Hg in piscivorous fish in the Madeira river itself was 846 ppb (N=284) with a maximum of 3921 ppb. Mercury in fish from non polluted areas in this basin shows high variability, even for single species. A seasonal variation in Hg content was observed, with higher values at the end of the dry season.

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