Transfer of Mercury and Cadmium from Terrestrial to Aquatic Ecosystems

  • John W. Huckabee
  • B. G. Blaylock
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 40)


The ecological problems of toxic heavy metals have generated a progression of review articles from specialty journals to semipopular magazines to national news media (I), and inevitably the backlash has set in (2). Still, the ecological status of mercury and cadmium remains incompletely known. While many of the pollutive discharges of mercury and cadmium have been identified and assessed, the natural background concentrations of these elements in the environment due to release by weathering of rocks and volcanic events are not well understood.


Mercury Concentration Largemouth Bass Inorganic Mercury Microcosm Experiment Mercury Pollution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John W. Huckabee
    • 1
  • B. G. Blaylock
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Sciences DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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