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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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In a new study, researchers have reported that the mercury-based preservative thimerosal appears to be safe for use in children.
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.
A recent study which will be published in Februaryâ€™s edition of the journal Pediatrics proves that the form of mercury in vaccination preservatives can not be linked to autism, though some advocacy groups argue otherwise.
The health risks posed by mercury contaminated fish is sufficient to warrant issuing a worldwide general warning to the public â€” especially children and women of childbearing age - to be careful about how much and which fish they eat.
By Andrew Stern CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mercury built into older-model U.S. vehicles will be removed before they are melted down for scrap under an agreement announced on Friday, putting a small dent in a worsening global environmental threat.
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