Contents of Total Mercury in Zoo Animals

동물원 사육동물의 총수은함량 조사

  • 이강문 (서울특별시 보건환경연구원) ;
  • 김성원 (서울특별시 보건환경연구원) ;
  • 박석기 (서울특별시 보건환경연구원) ;
  • 이용욱 (서울대학교 보건대학원)
  • Published : 1996.03.01

Abstract

In order to investigate the contents of total mercury in zoo animal located near in Seoul, we measured the contents of total mercury in fur and feather collected in zoo animal by the Mercury Analyzer. The contents of total mercury in mammals was $61.56\pm 20.32 \mu g/kg$, but in birds $659.49\pm 162.73 \mu g/kg$. Compared with feeding pattern, the contents of total mercury of omniverous and carniverous were detected higher than those of herbiverous in mammals, and also same as in birds. The contents of total mercury of Cuculidae and Ciconidae were detected highestly among classification of family in zoo animal, but those of Camelidae and Cervidae were detected lowestly. Of carniverous, 30.5% was higher than $1000 \mu g/kg$, but the ratio of omniverous detected less than $100 \mu g/kg$ was 45.5%, and in herbiverous 95.4%.