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Great Lakes mercury connections

2011

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Summary

Mercury pollution is a local, regional, and global environmental problem that adversely affects ecosystems worldwide. As the world's largest freshwater system, the Great Lakes are a unique and extraordinary natural resource providing drinking water, food, recreation, employment, and transportation to more than 35 million people.Mercury has been released into the air and waterways of the Great Lakes region since the early to mid-1800s from human activities such as fossil fuel combustion, waste incineration, metal smelting, chlorine production, mining, and discharges of mercury in wastewater. The widespread loading of mercury into the Great Lakes environment is responsible for mercury-related fish consumption advisories in the eight Great Lakes states and the province of Ontario. Past and present inputs of mercury pollution have created a substantial recovery challenge for the Great Lakes region.

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health environment air pollution wetlands greenhouse gas mercury conservation great lakes pollution water natural resources chemicals freshwater environmental pollution ecosystem lake wetland nature human activities environmental science anthropogenic methylmercury mercury (element) human impact on the environment food web largemouth bass mercury in fish litterfall

Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 38-40)
Control Number Identifier
CaOOCEL
Dewey Decimal Classification Number
363.7384
Dewey Decimal Edition Number
22
General Note
Report BRI 2011-18"--P. [41]
Issued as part of the desLibris documents collection
Geographic Area Code
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LCCN
TD427.M4
LCCN Item number
G74 2011eb
Modifying agency
CaBNVSL
Original cataloging agency
CaBNVSL
Physical Description | Extent
1 electronic text (40, [1] p.)
Publisher or Distributor Number
CaOOCEL
System Control Number
(CaBNVSL)gtp00551471
231307
(OCoLC)785802492
System Details Note
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Transcribing agency
CaBNVSL

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