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Methyl-mercury is known for its high toxicity which is of particular concern since this compound is widespread in the environment; it originates either from direct release or from the biomethylation of inorganic mercury in biological tissues, or may be produced by abiotic routes.A better understanding of the environmental pathways of MeHg requests the monitoring of this compound in various matrices ( biota, water and sediment ), hence the necessity of a reference material.

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Authors: QUEVAUVILLER PH, BCR, Brussels (BE);FORTUNATI G U, Studio di Ingegneria Ambientale, Milano (IT);FILIPPELLI M, Agenzia Regionale per la protezione dell'Ambiente della Liguria, La Spezia (IT);BIANCHI M, Environment Institute, JRC Ispra (IT);MUNTAU H, Environment Institute, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: BCR - 25th Anniversary Conference, Brussels (BE), November 3-4th, 1998
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, 1-21020 Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199910257 / Last updated on: 1999-03-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en