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2013-01-23 16:24:48

CHAMPION'S GATE, Fla., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), a scientific dental organization, is unveiling an educational technical program to assist interested nations in facilitating a UN global treaty's requirement to phase-down use of dental amalgam fillings. IAOMT delegates, other NGO's and 137 countries participated in the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC5)...

2013-01-23 16:24:22

-- International Scientific Dental Academy to Aid Nations -- CHAMPION'S GATE, Fla., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), a scientific dental organization, is unveiling an educational technical program to assist interested nations in facilitating a UN global treaty's requirement to phase-down use of dental amalgam fillings. IAOMT delegates, other NGO's and 137 countries participated in the United Nations Environment...

2013-01-19 16:20:07

Statement by Robert A. Faiella, DMD, MMSc, President, American Dental Association CHICAGO, Jan. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA) is very pleased by the agreed upon provisions related to dental amalgam included in the United Nations Environment Program proposed mercury treaty. Delegates from more than 130 countries gathered in Geneva to develop the global treaty aimed at limiting emissions. Burning of coal is the largest single manmade...

2013-01-19 08:20:14

GENEVA, Jan. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While no phase out date was set, just completed negotiations by the Intergovernmental Negotiation Committee this morning at 7 AM Geneva time have resulted in many important provisions to reduce and eliminate mercury release and exposure, including binding requirements for countries to phase down dental amalgam. The final text from the new UNEP treaty on mercury is provided below.[1] "This is the beginning of the end of dental amalgam...

2013-01-19 04:21:09

GENEVA, Jan. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After four years of deliberation, a new global regime rises today that will govern toxic mercury worldwide. The new treaty is a mixture of mandatory and voluntary elements intended to control the burgeoning global mercury crisis. While heading in the right direction, the Zero Mercury Working Group(i), expressed concerns about the treaty not reaching far enough nor fast enough to address the spiraling human health risks from mercury exposure....

2013-01-17 12:21:33

GENEVA, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While no dental amalgam phase out date has been set, UN mercury treaty talks are expected to result in the phase down of dental mercury globally, says representatives of consumer and environmental groups attending the negotiations. Amalgam phase down text incorporated in Annex C of Article 6 on products is expected to shortly be transmitted to the Intergovernmental Negotiation Committee plenary for its approval. [1] "This is the beginning of...

2013-01-10 12:20:59

GENEVA, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Non-governmental organizations from around the world renewed their call for "Zero Mercury Now!" to world governments as representatives converge in Geneva this coming week for the last UN intergovernmental meeting. [i] After 4 years of negotiations an agreement on a Mercury Treaty is just days away. Concerned that special interests might affect the outcome of a strong international treaty, the Zero Mercury Working Group[ii] is hosting a...

2013-01-09 08:22:25

Final International Mercury Treaty Negotiation Begins Jan. 13 GORHAM, Maine, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new scientific report finds that humans and marine ecosystems around the world are contaminated with mercury and that mercury levels in humans and fish regularly exceed health advisory guidelines. The report, a collaboration between IPEN and Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI), highlights the urgent need for an overall reduction in mercury emissions when government...

Mercury Pollution Clean Up Could Save The European Union Money
2013-01-07 08:40:49

BioMed Central Cleaning up mercury pollution and reducing prenatal exposure to the neurotoxin methylmercury (MeHg) could save the European Union 10,000 million per year, finds a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health. New estimates suggest that between 1.5 and 2 million children in the EU are born each year with MeHg exposures above the safe limit of 0.58µg/g and 200,000 above the WHO recommended maximum of 2.5µg/g. While some...

2013-01-03 12:22:24

Overall Industry Mercury Emissions Down, But Progress Uneven at Worst Power Plants; TX is Home to 5 of 10 Worst Mercury-Emitting Plants, With the Rest in AL, MI, MO, ND and OK; Biggest Carcinogenic Metal Polluters in OH, KY, MI, PA, and WY. AUSTIN, Texas and WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though mercury and other hazardous air pollution from U.S. power plants are declining, the progress at the coal-fired power plants are uneven, leaving in place a significant...


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2014-04-17 12:46:27

Mercury automobiles was a brand of vehicles as a subsidy of the Ford Motor Company. It was established by the Edsel Ford in 1938. The Mercury brand was a luxury vehicle placed between the high end Ford and the base Lincoln models. In 1945, Mercury became half of the Lincoln division until it was phased out in 2011. The last Mercury produced was a Grand Marquis which left the assembly line on January 4, 2011. From 1958 to 1960, Edsel brand models were part of the Lincoln-Mercury group. The...

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2014-04-14 09:24:01

The Lincoln Motor Company was founded in 1917 by Henry M. Leland and became a subsidiary of Ford in 1922. While the brand is mainly sold in North America and the Middle East, Ford plans to export to China by the end of 2014. Currently seven models are offered. The MKS and MKZ sedans; MKT, MKX and MKC CUVs; and the Navigator and Navigator L SUVs. Leland was a former manager of GM’s Cadillac division who formed the company with his son Wilfred. The company was named after Abraham Lincoln,...

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2010-10-28 18:28:32

A mercury arc valve converts high-voltage or high-current alternating current into direct current. It is an electrical rectifier often used to provide power for industrial motors, electric railways, streetcars, and electric locomotives. Peter Cooper Hewitt, in 1902, invented the mercury arc rectifier. It was further developed by researchers throughout the 1920s and 1930s. Prior to solid-state devices, mercury arc rectifiers were one of the more efficient rectifiers. Silicon diode and...

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2005-05-26 08:49:14

Mercury (element) Mercury, also called quicksilver, is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Hg (from the Greek hydrargyrum, for watery (or liquid) silver) and atomic number 80. A heavy, silvery, transition metal, mercury is one of only two elements that are liquid at room temperature (the other is bromine). Mercury is used in thermometers, barometers and other scientific apparatuses. Mercury is mostly obtained by reduction from the mineral cinnabar. Notable...

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Positional Astronomy -- Positional astronomy is the study of the positions of celestial objects. This is the oldest branch of astronomy and dates back to antiquity. Observations of celestial objects are important for religious and astrological purposes, as well as for timekeeping. Ancient structures associated with positional astronomy include: -- Chichn Itz -- The Medicine Wheel -- The Pyramids -- Stonehenge -- The Temple of the Sun The unaided human eye can...

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