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Mercury in fish in Alberta water bodies 2009-2013

Description

Because methylmercury is a known neurotoxin and can accumulate in the body over time, it is necessary to limit human exposure. From 2009 to 2013, the Departments of Environment and Parks and Health initiated a survey of mercury levels in fish in selected water bodies in Alberta which are extensively accessed by the public for recreational activities. Environment Canada sampled and tested fish from Alberta lakes for mercury during the same time period. The results of these analyses are included and discussed in this report.

Tags
fish mercury methylmercury toxins water quality

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

71 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Health
Publisher

Health

Subject Information

Start Date

2009-01-01

End Date

2013-12-31

Resource Dates

Date Created

2016-02-01

Date Added

2016-03-18T19:54:04.881711

Date Modified

2016-02-01

Date Issued

2016-02-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9780778582847

ISBN (print)

9780778582830

NEOS catalogue key

7487663

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Health

Contact Other

Health Protection Branch Alberta Health P.O. Box 1360, Station Main Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 1S6