Negombo Lagoon: A Potential Mercury Hot Spot in Sri Lanka

This report focuses on a Negombo lagoon as transition point of wastes and waste waters generated in larger area surrounding this lagoon.


Thirteen samples of fish were collected in lagoon and hair samples were collected in Negombo city on the North edge of the lagoon to confirm whether the waste and waste waters produced in the area resulted in food source contamination of fish and also had potentially influenced levels of mercury in local population of people.

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