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A history of total mercury in edible muscle of fish from lakes in northern Canada

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2005

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Lockhart, W. L., Stern, G. A., Low, G., Hendzel, M., Boila, G., Roach, P., Evans, M. S., Billeck, B. N., DeLaronde, J., Friesen, S., Kidd, K., Atkins, S., Muir, D. C. G., Stoddart, M., Stephens, G., Stephenson, S., Harbicht, S., Snowshoe, N., Grey, B., Thompson, S., and DeGraff, N., 2005, A history of total mercury in edible muscle of fish from lakes in northern Canada: Contaminants in Canadian Arctic Biota and Implications for Human Health, v. 351–352, no. 0, p. 427-463.

Summary

Subsistence fishing has been an important source of food for Native People in northern Canada since prehistoric time. Measurements of the levels of mercury in edible muscle of northern fish have been undertaken for over three decades in efforts to evaluate the risks of consuming northern fish. This report summarizes the data obtained from 7974 fish of 25 species from sites distributed from the Yukon to Labrador. The most abundant species were lake trout, lake whitefish, arctic char, walleye, northern pike and burbot. The question being asked was essentially “Are the fish safe to eat?” The results were used to support decisions on fishing and consumption of fish. They were sorted in several ways, into concentration ranges corresponding [...]

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3397 record import test
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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2004.11.027
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0048-9697

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