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Modulators of mercury risk to wildlife and humans in the context of rapid global change

Overview of attention for article published in Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment, January 2018
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Title
Modulators of mercury risk to wildlife and humans in the context of rapid global change
Published in
Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment, January 2018
DOI 10.1007/s13280-017-1011-x
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Authors

Collin A. Eagles-Smith, Ellen K. Silbergeld, Niladri Basu, Paco Bustamante, Fernando Diaz-Barriga, William A. Hopkins, Karen A. Kidd, Jennifer F. Nyland

Abstract

Environmental mercury (Hg) contamination is an urgent global health threat. The complexity of Hg in the environment can hinder accurate determination of ecological and human health risks, particularly within the context of the rapid global changes that are altering many ecological processes, socioeconomic patterns, and other factors like infectious disease incidence, which can affect Hg exposures and health outcomes. However, the success of global Hg-reduction efforts depends on accurate assessments of their effectiveness in reducing health risks. In this paper, we examine the role that key extrinsic and intrinsic drivers play on several aspects of Hg risk to humans and organisms in the environment. We do so within three key domains of ecological and human health risk. First, we examine how extrinsic global change drivers influence pathways of Hg bioaccumulation and biomagnification through food webs. Next, we describe how extrinsic socioeconomic drivers at a global scale, and intrinsic individual-level drivers, influence human Hg exposure. Finally, we address how the adverse health effects of Hg in humans and wildlife are modulated by a range of extrinsic and intrinsic drivers within the context of rapid global change. Incorporating components of these three domains into research and monitoring will facilitate a more holistic understanding of how ecological and societal drivers interact to influence Hg health risks.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 137 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 21%
Student > Master 24 18%
Researcher 19 14%
Student > Bachelor 14 10%
Professor 12 9%
Other 19 14%
Unknown 20 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 45 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 14%
Chemistry 9 7%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 5 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 3%
Other 19 14%
Unknown 36 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 October 2018.
All research outputs
#959,883
of 14,268,610 outputs
Outputs from Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment
#148
of 1,012 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#36,701
of 358,443 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment
#5
of 25 outputs
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