This site provides a brief overview of mercury cycling in the environment. Text is accompanied by useful diagrams that depict the health effects of mercury on the human body, the accumulation of mercury in an organism through biomagnification, and mercury cycling pathways in the environment. The site is also available as four separate PDF documents that have a more user-friendly layout.
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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.
Subject: Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional Geochemistry Applications: Environmental Geochemistry, Geochemical Cycles Health Topics: Heavy Metals, Waterborne Transport Processes Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Biosphere:Biogeochemistry, Solid Earth:Mineralogy, Biosphere:Ecology, Biosphere
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