Publisher description for Ecosystem responses to mercury contamination : indicators of change / edited by Reed Harris...[et al.].

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This book discusses a set of indicators to determine whether mercury concentrations in air, land, water, and biota are changing systematically with time. It provides a strategy for monitoring concentration levels and guidance for the additional monitoring needed to determine whether observed changes are related to regulatory controls on mercury emissions. Each chapter recommends indicators to monitor as a measure of changing mercury concentrations in the environment and describes the process used by the authors to identify and rank these indicators. A final chapter provides an integrated perspective for a national mercury monitoring program.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Mercury -- Environmental aspects.
Environmental indicators.
Environmental monitoring.