USGS logo - Archived Page (no longer updated)
Mecury plot

Acute Toxicity Effects Associated with Concentrations of Mercury in Bulk Sediments*

red box 50 percentile, acute toxicity effects
yellow box 10 percentile, acute toxicity effects
blue box below acute toxicity effects

*NOAA National Standards & Trends effects-based toxicity criteria
Long, E.R., MacDonald, D.D., Smith, S.L., Calder, F.D., 1995, Incidence of adverse biological effects within ranges of chemical concentrations in marine and estuarine sediments. Environmental Management, v. 19:1, p 81-97