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TRANSFORMATIONS AND BIOAVAILABILITY OF MERCURY IN AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS

Agency:
NIFA

USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Project Number:
1001943
Contact PI / Project Leader:
REINFELDER, J, .
Awardee Organization:
RUTGERS THE ST UNIV OF NJ NEW BRUNSWICK

Description

Abstract Text:
Mercury isa potentially serious public health concern due to its accumulation in aquatic and terrestrial food chains. The consumption of marine and freshwater fish containing elevated concentrations of mercury by women of child-bearing age has been linked to adverse health outcomes for their children (Oken et al., 2005; Grandjean and Perez, 2008). The goal of this project is to examine the biological and abiotic mechanisms that lead to the mobilization, transformation, and bioaccumulation of mercury in subsurface, estuarine, and marine environments. Understanding the fate of mercury in some of the most densely populated states in the U.S. will link process studies focused on biological cycling, speciation, and bioaccumulation to environmental management of the nation's aquatic natural resources. This project addresses the USDA National Institutes for Food and Agriculture national research priority area of Food Safety in that it will improve the knowledge base needed to "reduce the incidence of food-borne illness and provide a safer food supply." It also supports the mission of the NJAES in that it will contribute to the development of effective management strategies related to mercury in New Jersey's coastal environment thereby protecting natural resources, fisheries, and public health.
Project Terms:
Address; Agriculture; Area; bioaccumulation; Biological; Biological Availability; Child; Consumption; Development; Ecosystem; Environment; Female of child bearing age; Fisheries; Fishes; Food; Food Chain; Food Safety; Food Supply; foodborne illness; Fresh Water; Goals; Health; improved; Incidence; Institutes; knowledge base; Lead; Link; Marines; Mercury; Mission; Natural Resources; New Jersey; Outcome; Process; Research Priority

Details

Contact PI / Project Leader Information:
Name:  REINFELDER, J, .
Other PI Information:
Not Applicable
Awardee Organization:
Name:  RUTGERS THE ST UNIV OF NJ NEW BRUNSWICK
City:  NEW BRUNSWICK    
Country:  UNITED STATES
Congressional District:
State Code:  NJ
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Other Information:
Fiscal Year: 2014
Award Notice Date:
DUNS Number: 001912864
Project Start Date: 11-Dec-2013
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CFDA Code: 10.203
Project End Date: 10-Dec-2018
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USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Project Funding Information for 2014:

No funding information available for Project Number: 1001943

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