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Total mercury-monomethylmercury content of several species of fish
Kamps, L.F.; Carr, R.; Miller, H. (1972). Total mercury-monomethylmercury content of several species of fish. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 8: 273-279
In: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Springer: New York, NY. ISSN 0007-4861, more
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  • Kamps, L.F.
  • Carr, R.
  • Miller, H.

Abstract
    4 sets of fish samples obtained from several sources were used for the comparative analyses. 36 samples were analyzed; they consisted of 20 swordfish, 11 tuna fish, 2 northern pike, 2 white bass, and 1 perch. Data are presented which show the total mercury versus monomethylmercury content in the edible portion of species of fish. Mercury content ranged from 0.04 to 2.60 parts per million. The proportion of methylmercury to total mercury ranged from 67 to 125%. Comparative data from the 36 samples analyzed show that mercury in the edible portion of these swordfish, tuna fish, northern pike, white bass, and perch is essentially all monomethylmercury.

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