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Canaries in the Coal Mine: Mercury Bioaccumulation in New England Birds

6/6/06 Hot Topics Lecture by Kent McFarland.

Mercury deposition in New England comes from local, regional, and global emissions, with 60% coming from the U.S. Regulations to address mercury emissions have been successful and the U.S. total has declined 40% since 1990. Yet, avian toxicology studies are showing that mercury is lurking in places we never imagined.

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