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Dartmouth researchers alarmed by levels of mercury and arsenic in Chinese freshwater ecosystem
Date:1/9/2008

lower levels of the metals and transfer less to fish.

Despite this potential interaction a decrease in bioaccumulation due to high algal biomass the mercury and arsenic in this system are high enough to be of concern to humans and wildlife that drink the water and consume fish, says Chen. For example, we saw arsenic levels in the water that represent more than fifty times the EPA-recommended limit for consumption of fish and shellfish.


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Dartmouth College
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