Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Final Report to the Utah Division of Forestry Fire and State Lands

Publication Date

5-22-2012

First Page

1

Last Page

36

Abstract

Mercury in water bodies is receiving increased attention due to the toxicity of methylmercury (MeHg). Some authors have suggested that stratified lakes with anoxic hypolimnia experience higher rates of mercury methylation. It is believed that this biochemical pathway is promoted by high levels of H2S and organic matter in the deep layers that fuel sulfate‐reducing bacteria that produce methylmercury as a byproduct.

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