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High methylmercury in Arctic and subarctic ponds is related to nutrient levels in the warming eastern Canadian Arctic
Permafrost thaw ponds are ubiquitous in the eastern Canadian Arctic, yet little information exists on their potential as sources of methylmercury (MeHg) to freshwaters. They are microbially active and conducive to ...
Photodemethylation of methylmercury in Eastern Canadian Arctic thaw pond and lake ecosystems
Permafrost thaw ponds of the warming Eastern Canadian Arctic are major landscape constituents and often display high levels of methylmercury (MeHg). We examined photodegradation potentials in high-dissolved organic matter ...
Relationship between extracellular low-molecular-weight thiols and mercury species in natural lake periphytic biofilms
(American chemical Society, 2015-05-26)
The uptake of mercury by microorganisms is a key step in the production of methylmercury, a biomagnifiable toxin. Mercury complexation by low molecular weight (LMW) thiols can affect its bioavailability and thus the ...
Cooking and co-ingested polyphenols reduce in vitro methylmercury bioaccessibility from fish and may alter exposure in humans
MeHg bioaccessibility is reduced by food preparation
Fish consumption is a major pathway for mercury exposure in humans. Current guidelines and risk assessments assume that 100% of methylmercury (MeHg) in fish is absorbed by the human body after ingestion. However, a growing ...
The fish or the egg : maternal transfer and subcellular partitioning of mercury and selenium in Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens)
Mercury (Hg) is a trace element of particular concern since it is ubiquitous in the environment and because its methylated form (MeHg) readily bioaccumulates and biomagnifies in food webs. This latter process leads to ...