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NIMD Forum 2001
-Mercury Research: Today and Tomorrow-

Preface

 
 
Yukio Takizawa
Director-General, NIMD
i
Welcome Address

 
 
Ryo Takagi
Section Chief, Environmental Health Department, Ministry of the Environment
ii
Presentation Section

 
 
Analytical Technique for the Evaluation of the Environmental Factors
influencing the Dynamics of Mercury in Aquatic Systems with particular
Emphasis on Tropical Areas
Hirokatsu Akagi (NIMD)
1
 
The Impact of Mercury Mining on the Environment and Human Health
Milena Horvat (Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
12
 
A Review on the Investigations of Mercury Contamination Using Biological Indicators along the Brazilian Coast
Monica Costa (Departamento de Oceanograjia da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Cidade Universitaria)
27
 
Mercury in Fresh Water Systems - A Synopsis
J.R.lkingura (University of Dar es Salaam, Faculty of Science, Tanzania)
38
 
Mercury Species Over Europe - MOE. Project Overview and Highlights
from Atmospheric Measurements
John Munthe (IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute)
46
 
Recent Research on Missing Sources an∼ •Sinks in the Global Hg Cycle: The Role of the Arctic as a Sink
S. E. Lindberga (Dept. of Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
53
 
The Mercury Bio-Geochemical Cycle: Site Specificity and Data Interpretation
Ricardo Melamed (Dept. of Coordination of Mineral Processing, CETEM-Center for Mineral Technology, Brazil)
59
 
Mercury Contaminated Sites: A Review of Remedial Solutions
Marcello M. Veiga (Dept. of Mining and Mineral Process Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada)
73
 
Health Effect-Epidemiology of Chronic Low-Dose Exposure
Makoto Futatsuka (Department of Public Health, Kumamto University School of Medicine, Japan)
85
 
The Effects of Aging on the Neurological Findings of Minamata Disease Patients and Inhabitants of Methylmercury Polluted and Non-Polluted Areas
Kimiyoshi Arimura (The Third department of Internal Medicine, Kagoshima University, Japan)
92
 
Effects of Long-Term and Low-Dose Methylmercury Exposure in the Experimental Mice
Hiroshi Satoh (Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan)
106
 
Research to Improve Mercury Risk Assessments
Ronald E. Wyzga (Dept. of Environment, Electric Power Research Institute, USA)
112
 
Use of modelling in Mercury Pollution Studies with Two Case Studies: Gulf of Trieste and Yatsushiro Sea
Rudi Rajar (Factory of Civil Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
123
 
Atmospheric Cycling of Mercury in Polar Regions
Ralf Ebinghaus (GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, Institute for Coastal Research/Physical and Chemical Analysis, Germany)
136
 
Mercury Environmental and Human Contamination in Brazilian Amazon:
An Overview
Olaf Maim (Program of Environmental Biophysics and Radioisotopes Laboratory Biophysics Institute Carlos Chagas Filho, Brazil)
142