Latest Methylmercury Stories
Mercury levels in Utah's Great Salt Lake are the highest of any body of water in the United States, say scientists studying the effect on animal and plant life. All we know is that there is a problem out there, but there's more to understanding how to deal with it, said Manusel Pearce, a spokesman
A new federal study suggests that fish cannot escape mercury pollution.
Scientists say they've found a much higher level of mercury flowing from Canada's Mackenzie River into the Arctic Ocean than found by previous studies. University of Alberta researcher Jennifer Graydon and her colleagues analyzed water in the Mackenzie River as it flowed north into the Beaufort Sea.
University of Alberta researchers conducting a water study in the Mackenzie River Delta have found a dramatically higher delivery of mercury from the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean than determined in previous studies.
A new landmark study published May 1 documents for the first time the process in which increased mercury emissions from human sources across the globe, and in particular from Asia, make their way into the North Pacific Ocean and as a result contaminate tuna and other seafood.
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New research suggests that common foods made with high fructose corn syrup may contain mercury.
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...
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.