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Mercury in fish: rivers and lakes, southern Alberta

Description

Based on the results of surveys of mercury levels in fish in rivers and lakes of Alberta in 1982 and 1983, fish consumption advisories were issued in the early 1990s, and have been published in the Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulation annually. In 2006, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource and Development conducted a new survey of contaminant levels including mercury in various fish species from some rivers and lakes in Southern Alberta. Alberta Health and Wellness performed a human health risk assessment based on this new set of data to review existing fish consumption advisories. This report deals with: the concentrations of total mercury levels in various fish species and the trends of mercury levels in fish over the past 25 years; the estimation of exposures; fish consumption limits; fish consumption advisories; and health benefits of fish consumption.

Tags
environmental health fish food safety mercury methylmercury

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Mercury in fish in rivers and lakes, southern Alberta

Extent

46 page

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Health and Wellness (1999-2013)

Contributor

Alberta Environment

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Spatial Coverage

Alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2009-10-01

Date Added

2016-10-21T18:23:47.385072

Date Modified

2009-10-01

Date Issued

2009-10-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9780778582441

ISBN (print)

9780778582434

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