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THE EFFECTS OF METHYLMERCURY ON WILDLIFE: A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW AND APPROACH FOR INTERPRETATION
Evers, D.
Elsevier, Oxford. The Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene 5:181-194(2018)

A comprehensive literature review was conducted to (1) identify relevant effect thresholds for wild birds and mammals, (2) further define effects (i.e., compare traditionally used lowest-observed-adverse-effect levels [LOAEL] with recently preferred effect concentrations), (3) understand choice of tissue types and what they mean, and (4) describe the importance of taxonomic differences. This synthesis is based on 214 peer-reviewed publications (n = 138 bird studies and n = 76 mammal studies) that represent much of the literature on the effects of Hg on free-living populations and wild species experimentally dosed in captivity. Domesticated species were not included, unless they were germane for understanding relevant responses in wild species. http://www.briloon.org/uploads/Library/item/525/file/Evers%202018%20-%20Encyclopedia%20of%20the%20Antrhopocene.pdf



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