Latest Methylmercury Stories
Mercury pollution has already spurred public health officials to advise eating less fish, but it could become a more pressing concern in a warmer world.
The federal government has, for many years, recommended that pregnant women and young children limit their consumption of fish to avoid exposure to potentially harmful amounts of mercury.
Fishery experts have known for years that shrimp trawling operations in the Gulf of Mexico are contributing to sharp declines in the ranks of Red Snapper, one of the most delicious and popular marine fish on the seafood menu.
Belgian scientists say they've found methylmercury, the main form of mercury found in the blood of marine mammals, might do more harm to seals than thought.
University of Michigan researchers have developed a new tool that uses natural "fingerprints" in coal to track down sources of mercury polluting the environment.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr.
By Report A plaintiff's failure to warn claim against a canned tuna producer isn't preempted by actions taken by the FDA, the 3rd Circuit has ruled.
The Great Salt Lake is laden with toxic mercury and scientists cannot explain why.
By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 15--Areas of West Marin laden with toxic mercury including Soulajule Reservoir and Walker Creek need to be cleaned up under a plan approved by a state agency on Tuesday.
While the major source of neurotoxic mercury comes from coal-fired electric power plants, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at Urbana-Champaign say mercury entering drain water from dental clinics and offices is also a source.
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...