ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Mercury Content in Rural and Industrial Regions in Lower Silesia
R. Barej1, R. Kwaśnicki2, K. Chojnacka3, J. Bolanowski4, Z. Dobrzański1, P. Pokorny1
 
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1Department of Animal Hygiene and Ichthyology, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
2Institute of Educational Medicine, Karkonosze College in Jelenia Góra, Poland
3Institute of Inorganic Technology and Mineral Fertilizers, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland
4University School of Physical Education in Wrocław, Poland
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2009;18(4):547–552
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Monitoring studies of environmental (soil, water, grass and cereals) and biological materials (tissues of hens, eggs, cow’s milk) in the industrialized area of the Legnica-Głogów copper mine district (LGOM-copper region) and Jeleniogórska Valley (KJG) were carried out in order to determine the content of mercury. Low concentrations, at levels naturally occurring in the environment, were determined. The content of this metal in soil, plants, water, poultry tissues and raw cow’s milk was slightly elevated in both the industrial (LGOM-copper region) and ecologically clean (KJG) regions.
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