Relationship between leached total mercury and leached methylmercury from soil polluted by mercury in wastewater from an organic chemical factory in the People's Republic of China.
National Institute for Minamata Disease, Hama, Minamata City, Kumamoto 867-0008, Japan.Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (Impact Factor: 1.22). 01/2006; 75(6):1234-40. DOI: 10.1007/s00128-005-0881-y
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ABSTRACT: To determine the relationship between soluble methylmercury and soil characteristics which was contaminated by mercury, several experiments were conducted. As a result, a good correlation was founding between the leached methylmercury level from soil and the EC (electronic conductivity) level of soil. Moreover, to grasp the relationship between soluble methylmercury and soluble anions from soil, several anions (Cl(-), NO(3-), SO(4) (2-)) were measured using the ion chromatography method. Although the correlation coefficient was small (r = 0.40), only a correlation between the level of SO(4) (2-) and leached methylmercury was recognized.Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 01/2009; 82(3):363-6. · 1.11 Impact Factor
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