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Mercury levels in crayfish.

Mercury levels in ten representative crayfish samples collected in Louisiana and Arkansas were determined by cold vapor atomic absorption. This study had the following objectives: 1) to determine whether mercury levels in crayfish currently pose a health threat, 2) to correlate mercury levels with feeding habits of crayfish, and 3) to establish regional differences in mercury contamination. The study found mercury levels too low to pose a significant heath risk. A strong correlation was found between mercury content and crayfish feeding habits (wildcatch vs. farm-raised), but no obvious correlation to regions of sample origin could be established. Poster presentation.

Godwin, M.L., H.O. Brotherton, and T. Junk. ULM.
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Author:Godwin, M.L.; Brotherton, H.O.; Junk, T.
Publication:The Proceedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2000
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