TITLE

Mercury in freshwater fish and clams from the Cerro Prieto geothermal field of Baja California, México

AUTHOR(S)
Gutiérrez-Galindo, Efraín; Muñoz, Gilberto; Flores, Alejandro
PUB. DATE
August 1988
SOURCE
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology;Aug1988, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p201
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which examines the mercury pollution in Corbicula fluminea clam and Tilapia mossambica fish from Cerro Prieto Geothermal Field in Baja California, México. Study used cold-vapor atomic absorption spectrometry to determine mercury content in clams and fishes. Analysis of variance reveals significant spatial differences in their mercury concentration. Moreover, mercury level in both species are being considered as the major cause of mercury pollution in the area.
ACCESSION #
70789150

 

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