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2011-05-24 10:56:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - CoMeD - On Monday, May 16, 2011, Rear Admiral Ali S. Khan, M.D., MPH, Assistant Surgeon General and Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response of the U.S.

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2011-04-19 07:09:45

Feathers collected from the rare Pacific black-footed albatross over the past 120 years have helped researchers from Harvard University track increases in the neurotoxin methylmercury in the endangered bird, which forages extensively throughout the Pacific.

2011-01-25 13:13:25

Mercury contamination, a worldwide environmental problem, has been called "public enemy No. 1" in California's San Francisco Bay.

2010-10-22 22:58:53

Succimer, a drug used for treating lead poisoning, does not effectively remove mercury from the body.

2010-06-29 02:42:09

Even though freshwater concentrations of mercury are far greater than those found in seawater, it's the saltwater fish like tuna, mackerel and shark that end up posing a more serious health threat to humans who eat them.

2010-04-23 11:15:00

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the "International Mercury Expo 2010*" this weekend at the College of William and Mary, a mercury watchdog group is launching a new website to counter misinformation on 'mercury facts' spread by industry and groups claiming to represent consumers - but in reality often representing special interests in disguise. The announcement will occur on Saturday, April 24th as part of a presentation by Dr.

2009-10-23 10:52:00

BANGKOK, Thailand, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, world governments took the first significant steps towards a Legally Binding Treaty to control mercury pollution at a United Nations Environmental Program meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.

2009-10-02 09:27:57

Mercury pollution is a persistent problem in the environment. Human activity has lead to increasingly large accumulations of the toxic chemical, especially in waterways, where fish and shellfish tend to act as sponges for the heavy metal.


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