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*Polluted sites
*Polluted sites
**Onondaga lake [http://www.aslf.org/OnondagaLake/] [http://www.aslf.org/ONONDAGALAKE/gallery1.html] [http://www.upstatefreshwater.org/html/onondaga_lake.html]
**Onondaga lake [http://www.aslf.org/OnondagaLake/] [http://www.aslf.org/ONONDAGALAKE/gallery1.html] [http://www.upstatefreshwater.org/html/onondaga_lake.html]
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**Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge [http://ojas.ucok.edu/03/paper/daniels.htm]

Revision as of 11:54, 27 June 2007

Reviews

  • A Good Overview (though slightly back-dated): Quantitative assessment of worldwide contamination of air, water and soil by trace metals [1]
  • A summary of Pollutants from the EPA [2]

Cadmium

  • MCL: 5 ppb
  • MCLG: 5 ppb
  • Known Carcinogen
  • Cadmium Contamination Sites
  1. Ishihara T, Kobayashi E, Okubo Y, Suwazono Y, Kido T, Nishijyo M, Nakagawa H, and Nogawa K. . pmid:11376862. PubMed HubMed [Ishihara01]
Plachimada, India: [3]
    • statistics on Pb, Cd, Cr levels in well water surrounding a Coca-Cola plant (2006)
    • pictures too :)


  • Heavy Metal Limits
  1. Staessen JA, Lauwerys RR, Ide G, Roels HA, Vyncke G, and Amery A. . pmid:7911869. PubMed HubMed [Staessen94]
  2. Satarug S, Baker JR, Urbenjapol S, Haswell-Elkins M, Reilly PE, Williams DJ, and Moore MR. . pmid:12505433. PubMed HubMed [Satarug03]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed

Mercury

  • MCL: 2 ppb
  • MCLG: 2 ppb
  • 20 ppb makes the fish mercury buildup significant
  • Polluted sites
    • Onondaga lake [4] [5] [6]
    • Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge [7]
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