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On the other hand there is evidence of a small breakage of the covalent bond in liver , andin the intestinal Iumen [422, 520]. 20-90% of dimethylmercury administered to mice are rapidly exhaled, the remainder was metabolized within 20 minutes after administration into methyl mercury ion and was detected mainly in liver and bronchi . There is no difference in metabolism between different salts of methyl mercury in rats [501, 522]. The compounds are almost exclusively firmly bound to the haemoglobin in the red cells .
Retention times of one year up to 3 yr  depending on the species are reported (Table 14). The strong binding of Table 14. Methylmercury half-life times in fish  Species Half-life (days) Flounder Perch Pike Eel 400-700 500 500-700 900-1000 methyl mercury with fish can not even be disrupted by boiling or frying . Biological half-lives of inorganic and phenyl mercury compounds generally are shorter than those ofmethyl mercury in all aquatic species . Terrestrial Environment. Generally the persistence in animals depends on the mercury compound.
Predatory birds , game, singing birds, and rodents  with contaminated feeding confirmed the origin of increased Ievels in tissue and eggs. After the use of alkylmercurials for seed dressingwas banned, the mercury levels in wild-life decreased substantially . Plantstake up small amounts of mercury in ionic complexed  and gaseous form through leaves , also from dry fallout , and via roots  (see also accumulation in plants). A transport from the leaves to the roots and into the fruits is more likely than the converse [444-450].
Anthropogenic Compounds by Dr. R. Anliker, Dr. G. C. Butler, Dr. E. A. Clarke, Prof. U. Förstner, Prof. W. Funke, Dr. Colleen Hyslop, G. Kaiser, Prof. Dr. C. Rappe, Dr. J. Russow, Prof. G. Tölg, Prof. M. Zander, Dr. V. Zitko (auth.)