1st Edition

Lead, Mercury and Cadmium in the Aquatic Environment Worldwide Occurrence, Fate and Toxicity

    250 Pages 8 Color & 16 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    250 Pages 8 Color & 16 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book presents an integrated and holistic discussion on cadmium, lead and mercury toxicity in aquatic environments, expanding general concepts on chemical speciation effects and exploring specific environmental toxicological issues, exposure routes, and bioanalytical approaches for their determination and assessments on their intracellular deleterious effects. It contains worldwide and regional aspects on cadmium, lead and mercury occurrence, fate, and toxicity, addressing key environmental exposure and health risk concerns to both humans and aquatic organisms. Our book is of interest to anyone conducting research in the broad fields of oceanography, geochemistry, ecotoxicology, and environmental and public health.

    Subcellular Cadmium, Lead and Mercury Partitioning Assessments in Aquatic Organisms as a Tool for Assessing Actual Toxicity and Trophic Transfer

    Rachel Ann Hauser-Davis

    Assessment of Lead, Cadmium and Mercury in Coastal Aquatic Environments in South Florida and Abroad: Identification of Anthropogenic and Natural Sources in Surface Waters

    Natalia Quinete, Yang Ding, Rob Menzies and Douglas Seba

    Reviewing Cd, Hg and Pb Assessments and Effects in Elasmobranchs

    Natascha Wosnick, Aline Cristina Prado, Mariana Martins, Liza Merly, Ana Paula Chaves, Neil Hammerschlag, Oliver Shipley and Rachel Ann Hauser-Davis

    Cadmium, Lead and Mercury in Crustacea: Environmental and Risk Assessments

    Isabella C. Bordon, Mariana V. Capparelli, Joseane A. Marques, Anieli C. Maraschi and Rogério O. Faleiros

    Accumulation of Lead, Mercury and Cadmium in Coastal Sediments in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

    Debra Ramon, Malka Britzi, Nadav Davidovich, Dan Tchernov and Danny Morick

    Cadmium, Mercury and Lead in the Bones of Marine Mammals

    Violeta Evtimova, Atanas Grozdanov and Dimitar Parvanov

    Physicochemical Water Parameters Affecting Cadmium, Lead and Mercury Speciation, Bioavailability and Toxicity in the Aquatic Environment

    Paloma de Almeida Rodrigues, Rafaela Gomes Ferrari and Carlos Adam Conte Junior

    Uptake, Bioaccumulation, Partitioning of Lead (Pb) and Cadmium (Cd) in Aquatic Organisms in Contaminated Environments

    Francis Orata and Fred Sifuna

    Cadmium in Mexican Sharks: Presence, Accumulation, and Public Health Risks

    Gabriel Núñez-Nogueira, Melina Uribe-López, Mórvila Cruz-Ascencio, Juanita María Santos-Córdova, Eva López-Dobrusin and Alicia Cruz-Martínez

    A Review on Cadmium, Mercury, and Lead Loads in Pontoporia blainvillei, the Most Endangered Dolphin Species from the Southwest Atlantic

    Leila Soledade Lemos and Rachel Ann Hauser-Davis


    Rachel Ann Hauser-Davis has a BSc degree in Biological Sciences and an MSc degree and PhD degree in Sciences - Analytical Chemistry from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, all in Brazil. She is currently a researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her primary research interests include Biological Oceanography, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Chemistry and Science Education.

    Natalia Soares Quinete has a BSc in Chemical Engineering, an MSc degree in Analytical Chemistry and a PhD degree in Environmental Analytical Chemistry. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Florida International University. Her research focuses on assessing and understanding the sources, distribution, and fate of persistent pollutants and emerging contaminants in different environmental and biological compartments and potential impacts to humans and animals.

    Leila Soledade Lemos has a BSc in Biological Sciences, an MBA in Environmental Planning and Management, an MSc degree in Public Health and Environment and a PhD in Wildlife Science. She is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at Florida International University. Leila’s research interest focuses on how marine fauna respond to anthropogenic activities and natural shifts, and possible effects on individual distribution and health to aid in population management and conservation efforts.