Chapter 15. Exposure to Mercury: A Critical Assessment of Adverse Ecological and Human Health Effects

  1. M. N. V. Prasad
  1. Sergi Díez1,2,
  2. Carlos Barata2 and
  3. Demetrio Raldúa3

Published Online: 28 AUG 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch15

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health

How to Cite

Díez, S., Barata, C. and Raldúa, D. (2008) Exposure to Mercury: A Critical Assessment of Adverse Ecological and Human Health Effects, in Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health (ed M. N. V. Prasad), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch15

Editor Information

  1. Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500 046, India

Author Information

  1. 1

    Environmental Geology Department, ICTJA-CSIC, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

  2. 2

    Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB-CSIC, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

  3. 3

    Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology (UPC), 08220 Terrassa, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470180952

Online ISBN: 9780470370124

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Keywords:

  • mercury exposure and adverse ecological effects;
  • aquatic ecosystems and mercury pollution;
  • macrophage aggregates as mercury pollution bioindicator

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Human Health Effects

  • Adverse Ecological Effects

  • Case Study: Mercury-Cell Chlor-Alkali Plants as a Major Point Sources of Mercury in Aquatic Environments—The Case of Cinca River, Spain

  • References