A silver metallic element that exists as a liquid at room temperature. It has the atomic symbol Hg (from hydrargyrum, liquid silver), atomic number 80, and atomic weight 200.59. Mercury is used in many industrial applications and its salts have been employed therapeutically as purgatives, antisyphilitics, disinfectants, and astringents. It can be absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes which leads to MERCURY POISONING. Because of its toxicity, the clinical use of mercury and mercurials is diminishing.
Usually refers to planned scientific data-gathering excursions.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
An area of water mostly surrounded by land, usually smaller than a gulf, and affording access to the sea.
A group of islands in the southwest Pacific. Its capital is Wellington. It was discovered by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1642 and circumnavigated by Cook in 1769. Colonized in 1840 by the New Zealand Company, it became a British crown colony in 1840 until 1907 when colonial status was terminated. New Zealand is a partly anglicized form of the original Dutch name Nieuw Zeeland, new sea land, possibly with reference to the Dutch province of Zeeland. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p842 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p378)
A family of gram-negative coccoid to rod-shaped bacteria in the order Rhizobiales. They are obligate parasites chiefly of warm-blooded VERTEBRATES. Many are pathogenic.
The circulation or wide dispersal of information.
Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.
Individuals connecting by family, work or other interests. It also includes connectivity facilitated by computer-based communications.
Inorganic compounds that contain mercury as an integral part of the molecule.
A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.
The act or practice of literary composition, the occupation of writer, or producing or engaging in literary work as a profession.
Neoplasms of the bony orbit and contents except the eyeball.
The act or practice of calling public attention to a product, service, need, etc., especially by paid announcements in newspapers, magazines, on radio, or on television. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Messages between computer users via COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS. This feature duplicates most of the features of paper mail, such as forwarding, multiple copies, and attachments of images and other file types, but with a speed advantage. The term also refers to an individual message sent in this way.
Mechanical food dispensing machines.
The guidelines and policy statements set forth by the editor(s) or editorial board of a publication.
The profession of writing. Also the identity of the writer as the creator of a literary production.
The functions and activities carried out by the U.S. Postal Service, foreign postal services, and private postal services such as Federal Express.
A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.
Decisions made by the United States Supreme Court.
Units that convert some other form of energy into electrical energy.
An agency in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. It was created as an independent regulatory agency responsible for the implementation of federal laws designed to protect the environment. Its mission is to protect human health and the ENVIRONMENT.
Legal guarantee protecting the individual from attack on personal liberties, right to fair trial, right to vote, and freedom from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin. (from http://www.usccr.gov/ accessed 1/31/2003)
Activities associated with the disposition of the dead. It excludes cultural practices such as funeral rites.
Knowing or understanding without conscious use of reasoning. (Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, 1994)
A competitive team sport played on a rectangular field. This is the American or Canadian version of the game and also includes the form known as rugby. It does not include non-North American football (= SOCCER).
A personality trait rendering the individual acceptable in social or interpersonal relations. It is related to social acceptance, social approval, popularity, social status, leadership qualities, or any quality making him a socially desirable companion.
Substances used to create an impression, or negative reproduction, of the teeth and dental arches. These materials include dental plasters and cements, metallic oxide pastes, silicone base materials, or elastomeric materials.
The art, technique, or business of producing motion pictures for entertainment, propaganda, or instruction.
The mimicking of the behavior of one individual by another.
A plant species of the family SOLANACEAE, native of South America, widely cultivated for their edible, fleshy, usually red fruit.
Facilities which provide nursing supervision and limited medical care to persons who do not require hospitalization.
A natural fuel formed by partial decomposition of vegetable matter under certain environmental conditions.
A by-product of the destructive distillation of coal used as a topical antieczematic. It is an antipruritic and keratoplastic agent used also in the treatment of psoriasis and other skin conditions. Occupational exposure to soots, tars, and certain mineral oils is known to be carcinogenic according to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985) (Merck Index, 11th ed).
Residue generated from combustion of coal or petroleum.
Platforms that provide the ability and tools to create and publish information accessed via the INTERNET. Generally these platforms have three characteristics with content user generated, high degree of interaction between creator and viewer, and easily integrated with other sites.
The science and technology dealing with the procurement, breeding, care, health, and selection of animals used in biomedical research and testing.
The protection of animals in laboratories or other specific environments by promoting their health through better nutrition, housing, and care.
Metals with high specific gravity, typically larger than 5. They have complex spectra, form colored salts and double salts, have a low electrode potential, are mainly amphoteric, yield weak bases and weak acids, and are oxidizing or reducing agents (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Recording of visual and sometimes sound signals on magnetic tape.
Compounds containing the -SH radical.
Organic compounds which contain mercury as an integral part of the molecule.
Carbon-containing thiophosphoric acid derivatives. Included under this heading are compounds that have carbon bound to either SULFUR atom, or the OXYGEN atom of the SPO3 core structure.

Mercury and mink. I. The use of mercury contaminated fish as a food for ranch mink. (1/1685)

Adult female and juvenile ranch mink were fed rations containing 50 and 75% of fish containing 0.44 ppm total mercury over a 145 day period. There was no clinical or pathological evidence of intoxication in these animals and mercury concentrations in tissue appeared to be at a level below that associated with toxicity.  (+info)

Mercury and Mink. II. Experimental methyl mercury intoxication. (2/1685)

Adult female mink were fed rations containing 1.1, 1.8, 4.8, 8.3 and 15.0 ppm mercury as methyl mercury chloride over a 93 day period. Histopathological evidence of injury was present in all groups. Mink fed rations containing 1.8 to 15.0 ppm mercury developed clinical intoxication within the experimental period. The rapidity of onset of clinical intoxication was directly related to the mercury content of the ration. Mercury concentration in tissue of mink which died were similar, despite differences in mercury content of the diets and time of death. The average mercury concentration in the brain of mink which died was 11.9 ppm. The lesions of methyl mercury poisoning are described and criteria for diagnosis are discussed.  (+info)

Lead and mercury residues in kidney and liver of Canadian slaughter animals. (3/1685)

Liver and kidney samples were collected from Canadian slaughter animals during the winter of 1973-1974. A total of 256 samples were analyzed for lead. Mean lead levels of 1.02 ppm in poultry liver, 1.04 ppm in bovine liver, 1.02 ppm in bovine kidney, 0.73 ppm in pork liver and 0.85 ppm in pork kidney were found. A total of 265 samples were analyzed for mercury. Mean mercury levels of 0.003 ppm in poultry liver, 0.007 ppm in bovine liver, 0.008 ppm in bovine kidney, 0.001 ppm in pork liver and 0.013 ppm in pork kidney were found. All levels detected were below the Canadian official tolerance of 2 ppm for lead and administrative tolerance of 0.5 ppm for mercury.  (+info)

Acute renal failure caused by nephrotoxins. (4/1685)

Renal micropuncture studies have greatly changed our views on the pathophysiology of acute renal failure caused by nephrotoxins. Formerly, this type of renal insufficiency was attributed to a direct effect of the nephrotoxins on tubule epithelial permeability. According to that theory, glomerular filtration was not greatly diminished, the filtrate formed being absorbed almost quantitatively and nonselectively across damaged tubule epithelium. Studies in a wide variety of rat models have now shown glomerular filtration to be reduced to a level which will inevitably cause renal failure in and of itself. Passive backflow of filtrate across tubular epithelium is either of minor degree or nonexistent even in models where frank tubular necrosis has occurred. This failure of filtration cannot be attributed to tubular obstruction since proximal tubule pressure is distinctly subnormal in most models studied. Instead, filtration failure appears best attributed to intrarenal hemodynamic alterations. While certain facts tend to incriminate the renin-angiotensin system as the cause of the hemodynamic aberrations, others argue to the contrary. The issue is underactive investigation.  (+info)

Mercury toxicity due to the smelting of placer gold recovered by mercury amalgam. (5/1685)

A 19-year-old man developed tremor in both hands and fatigue after starting work at a placer gold mine where he was exposed to mercury-gold amalgam. Examination revealed an intention tremor, dysdiadochokinesis and mild rigidity. The 24-h urinary mercury concentration reached a peak of 715 nmol/l (143 ug/l) shortly before the clinical examination, after which he was removed from working in the gold room [Mercury No. Adverse Effect Level: 250 nmol/l (50 ug/l)]. On review 7 weeks later his tremor had almost resolved and the dysdiadochokinesis and rigidity had gone. The 24-h urinary mercury concentration had fallen to 160 nmol/l (32 ug/l). The principal exposure to mercury was considered to be the smelting of retorted gold with previously unrecognized residual mercury in it. The peak air concentration of mercury vapour during gold smelting was 0.533 mg/m3 (Mercury Vapour ACGIH TLV: 0.05 mg/m3 TWA). Several engineering and procedural controls were instituted. This episode occurred at another mine site, unrelated to Mount Isa Mines Limited.  (+info)

Regulation of inducible nitric oxide synthase expression in beta cells by environmental factors: heavy metals. (6/1685)

The expression of inducible NO synthase (iNOS) in pancreatic islet beta cells modulates endocrine cell functions and, at very high levels of NO production causes beta-cell death. We tested the hypothesis that environmental factors such as heavy-metal salts modulate iNOS expression in beta cells. A rat beta-cell line (insulinoma RINm5F) was cultured in the presence of low-dose interleukin (IL)-1beta for suboptimal induction of iNOS. PbCl2 (0. 1-10 microM) dose-dependently increased NO (measured as nitrite) formation (P<0.001). In contrast, HgCl2 suppressed nitrite production (0.1-10 microM, P<0.05). Measurements of iNOS activity by determining citrulline levels confirmed the potentiating effect of PbCl2 (P<0.05). There was a narrow time window of heavy-metal actions, ranging from -24 h (Hg2+) or -3 h (Pb2+) to +2 h, relative to the addition of IL-1beta. By semi-quantitative reverse transcriptase-PCR, enhanced levels of iNOS mRNA were found in the presence of Pb2+ (P<0.05) and decreased levels in the presence of Hg2+. The amount of iNOS protein as determined by Western blotting was increased in the presence of Pb2+. We conclude that Pb2+ upregulates and Hg2+ suppresses iNOS gene expression at the level of transcription, probably by acting on the signalling pathway. These observations may have important implications for understanding pathological effects of environmental factors on endocrine organ functions.  (+info)

Regeneration of renal proximal tubules after mercuric chloride injury is accompanied by increased binding of aminoacyl-transfer ribonucleic acid. (7/1685)

Homogenates of rat kidney cortex obtained 1,3 or 14 days after a single injection of HgCl2 were used to prepare the post-microsomal pH5 supernatant fraction. The activity of this fraction for peptide synthesis from [14C]phenylalanyl-tRNA was significantly increased at 1 and 3 days, at which time the proximal tubules are regenerating [Cuppage & Tate (1967) Am. J. Pathol. 51, 405-429]. This increased activity could not be attributed to a decreased inhibitory activity, but was due to an increased aminoacyl-tRNA binding, i.e. elongation-factor-1 activity, in the supernatant fraction.  (+info)

Biotransformation of methylmercury in vitro. (8/1685)

Inorganic mercury formation from methylmercury by the mouse liver and kidney was studied in vitro. With chopped liver or kidney, inorganic mercury was formed from added methylmercury, but when the tissue was homogenized, the activity was diminished. Equimolar addition of selenium had no effect on the reaction.  (+info)

Our main finding was that high mercury content in hair is significantly associated with an increased risk of acute coronary events and CVD, CHD, and all-cause mortality in men living in eastern Finland. Furthermore, high mercury content in hair attenuated the beneficial effects of fish oils on the risk of acute coronary events and CVD and CHD mortality. The current data support our previous findings that a high mercury content in hair, indicating high mercury intake, is associated with increased risk of acute coronary events and CVD and CHD mortality.4 The results of this study are also consistent with a recent report from the EURAMIC study, in which high mercury levels in toenails were associated with the risk of future myocardial infarction.6 As in our study, in the EURAMIC study, high mercury content diminished the cardioprotective effect of DHA. However, contrary results were published in another recent report from the Health Professional Follow-Up Study.8 Although mercury levels in toenails ...
We studied seasonal and physiological influences on mercury concentrations in western grebes (Aechmophorus occidentalis) and Clarks grebes (A. occidentalis) across 29 lakes and reservoirs in California, USA. Additionally, at three of these lakes, we conducted a time series study, in which we repeatedly sampled grebe blood mercury concentrations during the spring, summer, and early fall. Grebe blood mercury concentrations were higher among males (0.61 ± 0.12 μg/g ww) than females (0.52 ± 0.10 μg/g ww), higher among Clarks grebes (0.58 ± 0.12 μg/g ww) than western grebes (0.51 ± 0.10 μg/g ww), and exhibited a strong seasonal pattern (decreasing by 60% from spring to fall). Grebe blood THg concentrations exhibited a shallow, inverse U-shaped pattern with body size, and was lowest among the smallest and largest grebes. Further, the relationship between grebe blood mercury concentrations and wing primary feather molt exhibited a shallow U-shaped pattern, where mercury concentrations were highest...
Background: Mercury is a well-known neurotoxin. There are three kinds of mercury exposure: elemental mercury poisoning, inorganic mercury poisoning and organomercury poisoning. Organomercury is the most toxic. Twenty-four hour urine for mercury and blood mercury are the gold standards for diagnosis of mercury poisoning, including low-level chronic mercury exposure. Other tests for mercury level are discussed. The purpose of the present paper was to review recent data on the nature, pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics, diagnostic methods, treatment and the linkage to neurodevelopmental disabilities of mercury exposure in children. Methods: A literature search was undertaken of MEDLINE (1980-2003), and American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, American Dental Association, World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control websites. The search string mercury was used in MEDLINE and articles were selected as appropriate by two independent reviewers. All relevant information ...
The mercury cycle is a biogeochemical cycle involving mercury. Mercury is notable for being the only metal which is liquid at room temperature. It is a volatile metal and evaporates, though it takes quite a while to do so. Most natural mercury occurs as cinnabar, HgS. Here mercury (Hg2+) is bound very tightly to sulfur, but weathering slowly releases the mercury to the environment. There are also trace amounts of mercury in coal. Mining mercury or burning coal results in releasing mercury. Volcanoes and forest fires are also sources of mercury.[citation needed] Chlorine factories, among other sources, release mercury into the atmosphere. This mercury is deposited back onto land and water. Inorganic mercury can be converted by bacteria and archaea into the organometallic cation, methylmercury ([CH3Hg]+), which bioaccumulates in fish such as tuna and swordfish. Over long periods of time, some mercury recombines with sulfur and is buried in sediments. Then, the cycle repeats itself. Preindustrial ...
Introduction. Mercury, a naturally occurring element that is released from a variety of sources including human activity, is used industrially all over the world because of its diverse properties. In the Brazilian Amazon, mercury contamination of fish can occur as a result of both natural biogeochemical processes and gold-mining activities (Pfeiffer and Lacerda, 1988; Eve et al., 1996; Lechler et al., 2000). Human mercury contamination results primarily from fish consumption because fish not only absorb methylmercury (MeHg) from the water throughout their life but also convert inorganic Hg+2 to methylmercury through biomethylation occurring in their body. Fish at the top of a food chain have the greatest accumulation of methylmercury (Barbosa et al., 1995; Shoeny, 1996; Ashner, 2002). In the Brazilian Amazon, many studies have already been carried out on riverine and Amerindian populations to investigate the health impacts of mercury exposure in different communities (Akagi et al., 1995; Barbosa ...
The adverse effects of prenatal mercury exposure, most commonly resulting from maternal fish consumption, have been detected at very low exposure levels. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, however, have been shown to support fetal brain and vision development. Using data from a prospective, cohort study of pregnant women from an inland area in the US South, we sought to understand the fish consumption habits and associated mercury levels across subpopulations. Over 30% of women had at least 1 µg/L of mercury in their blood, and about 2% had blood mercury levels above the level of concern during pregnancy (≥3.5 µg/L). Mercury levels were higher among Asian/Pacific Islander, older, higher educated, and married women. Fish consumption from any source was reported by 2/3 of the women in our study, with older women more likely to consume fish. Despite eating more fish meals per week, lower income, lower educated women had lower blood mercury levels than higher income, higher educated women. This
The adverse effects of prenatal mercury exposure, most commonly resulting from maternal fish consumption, have been detected at very low exposure levels. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, however, have been shown to support fetal brain and vision development. Using data from a prospective, cohort study of pregnant women from an inland area in the US South, we sought to understand the fish consumption habits and associated mercury levels across subpopulations. Over 30% of women had at least 1 µg/L of mercury in their blood, and about 2% had blood mercury levels above the level of concern during pregnancy (≥3.5 µg/L). Mercury levels were higher among Asian/Pacific Islander, older, higher educated, and married women. Fish consumption from any source was reported by 2/3 of the women in our study, with older women more likely to consume fish. Despite eating more fish meals per week, lower income, lower educated women had lower blood mercury levels than higher income, higher educated women. This
Development of a novel setup for direct colorimetric visualization of elemental mercury vapor adsorption on colloidal gold nanoparticles
Jeremy Pivens High Mercury Count: FAQ Pivens Doctor Answers Questions About Actor Jeremy Pivens High Mercury Levels By Miranda Hitti Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD NEW YORK (RushPRnews012/22/08- -- Actor Jeremy Piven has ended his role in the Broadway revival of the David Mamet play Speed-the-Plow after being diagnosed with a high mercury count.Mercury is…
Dr. David Minkoff Reveals Hidden Source of Mercury Contamination. Dr. David Minkoff MD reveals a hidden source of mercury contamination as serious as mercury toxic fish and silver/mercury amalgam dental fillings during Aspects of Achieving Optimum Health seminar series. - PR10209072
More studies are needed to estimate the contribution of urban areas to atmospheric mercury, and the impact of indoor air on outdoor air quality and human health. In the meantime, though, Lu says its important to take some action now. Mercury can be discovered during building renovations. For example, it can be found in the floor tiles of an industrial building that used mercury or after a mercury spill in an old laboratory. It can be difficult to retrieve. So, our starting point is to get the source of the mercury under control and then reduce indoor levels of it. Lu and her team continue to research the presence and impact of elemental mercury, their next objective will be to pinpoint and quantify buildings that are sources of elemental mercury. The papers lead authors are former Ryerson graduate student Elaine Cairns and undergraduate student Kavitharan Tharumakulasingam (a NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards recipient), both of whom were supervised by Lu. The research team also ...
Mercury regulation in the United States is a set of laws and regulations limiting the maximum concentrations of mercury (Hg) that is permitted in air, water, soil, food and drugs. These laws and regulations are promulgated by U.S. Federal Agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as a variety of State and local authorities. Mercury occurs naturally in the environment and exists in a large number of forms. In pure form, it is known alternatively as elemental or metallic mercury. Elemental mercury is a shiny, silver-white metal that is liquid at room temperature. It is not found in this form in nature, however, but in compounds and inorganic salts. If not sealed off, mercury slowly evaporates into the air, forming a vapor. The quantity of vapor formed increases as temperatures rise. Elemental mercury is traditionally used in thermometers and some electrical switches. Inorganic mercury compounds or mercury salts, more commonly found ...
We used Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry to determine the annual evolution of the mercury speciation in a watershed disturbed by chlor-alkali effluents. Throughout the year, the river water is enriched in chloride, bromide and DOC due to punctual and diffuse industrial and domestic activities. Moreover, mercury concentrations are 50 to 100 times higher than the natural waters downstream to the chlor-alkali effluents. The hydrological regime and the water chemistry play an important role in the mercury speciation. During high water periods, the hydrological conditions (discharge, suspended sediment content and water temperature) may control the mercury partitioning in the river water, the pollutant being mainly adsorbed onto suspended particles. On the other hand, during the summers low waters, higher concentrations in chloride, bromide and DOC may lead to form stable Hg-Cl, Hg-Br and Hg-DOC complexes in the aqueous phase, facilitating the mercury percolation towards the groundwater. ...
Inorganic mercury toxicity occurs in several forms: metallic mercury (Hg), mercurous mercury (Hg1+), or mercuric mercury (Hg2+). Found mostly in the mercuric salt form (eg, batteries), inorganic mercu... more
Can we afford this growth? We already have high mercury contamination in the country.. CSE presented a mercury hotspot map for the country at the conference. This map, which compiles all studies on mercury monitoring, shows contamination in surface water, groundwater, human hair, blood and in fish that we eat. The coastal waters were particularly deadly, with levels of contamination exceeding the allowed limit. This, when we dont even know how much mercury we use, how we use it and where we use it. We do not regulate the products that use mercury in. In addition, coal use emits mercury and this unintentional use is not even considered in the assessments. We desperately need a tough policy to restrict and regulate emissions, said CSE.. Mercury has substitutes that are readily available. For instance, the chlor alkali industry, a key user of mercury, can switch to membrane cell processes. In fact, in 2003, the Union government gave a fiscal concession to this industry to promote a switchover. But ...
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Mercury pollution poses a serious threat to the environment and human health, even at low levels. Mercury pollution can permanently affect the brain development of growing children and babies.
So how much mercury is in a CFL light bulb, compared to amalgam dental fillings or contaminated food? Even micrograms of mercury are enough to cause long-lasting damage, and the light bulbs contain about 4 milligrams of mercury on average, thousands of times more mercury than is released regularly by mercury amalgam dental fillings, and possibly tens of thousands of times more mercury than eating contaminated seafood.. Micrograms of exposure to mercury make a difference over time, building up and eventually leading to serious symptoms, and mercury is one of the most difficult things to get out of your body, and one of natures most vicious neurotoxins.. Learn more: http://www.wakingtimes.com/2017/03/10/mercury-compact-fluorescent-lights-contaminating-homes-environment/?. ...
The reduction of mercury emission from fossil fuel applications is an increasing priority for the US power industry due to regulatory pressure. While mercury removal during combustion is well studied, mercury removal in gasification is less so. The increasing application of coal gasification in future plant designs supplies the incentive for more study of mercury removal gasification processes. In gasification where the mercury is expected to be elemental, activated carbon injection has been the most effective method of mercury removal. Absorption of elemental mercury at high temperature has not been shown to be effective. The carbon is best injected downstream where the temperature has moderated and an independent collector can be established. Experiments have been conducted at 400 F to compare mercury absorption on activated carbon as received and super activated carbon. The super activated carbon was prepared by soaking the carbon in 6M nitric acid followed by neutralization and washing. Each
Mercury may be converted from elemental Mercury to Methyl Mercury which is readily absorbed by fish and wildlife. As you move up the food web the concentration of mercury increase as the fish have no way to remove it from their bodies. As a consequence, larger fish have a higher level of mercury contamination. The risk for people is when they eat fish that has a high level of mercury contamination. ...
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Just how does fish get contaminated with mercury? Mercury occurs naturally in the environment and can be released in to the air through industrial pollution. Mercury then falls from the air and can accumulate in streams and oceans where it then becomes methylmercury. Depending on the type, size and age (older fish have more mercury) of the fish, the degree to which it contains mercury may vary. Larger fish such as shark, swordfish, tilefish and king mackerel have larger levels of mercury. Safer and lower levels of mercury are found in fish, shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock and catfish. (What you need to know about mercury in fish and shellfish http://www.epa.gov/ ...
After freezing and thawing, Pseudomonas aeruginosa harboring a drug resistance plasmid (Hg , Strep ), became acutely sensitive to mercuric ions but not to streptomycin in the plating medium. Its sensitivity to both agents in the plating medium became more pronounced, suggesting a synergistic effect of the mercuric ions with streptomycin. This freeze-thaw-induced sensitivity was transient and capable of being repaired in a simple salts medium (0.5%K2HPO4 + 0.04%MJSO4 pH7.7). Transient wall and membrane damage were also observed in frozen-thawed preparations. From kinetics studies, repair of membrane damage preceded repair of wall damage and damage measured by mercuric ions and mercuric ions plus streptomycin. Osmotically shocked cells also were sensitive to mercuric ions, mercuric ions plus streptomycin and sodium lauryl sulfate, but not to sodium chloride or streptomycin alone. This sensitivity was transient and capable of repair in the same simple salts medium. Active transport of a ...
In this study, the impact of mercury (Hg) on human and ecological health has been known for decades. Although a treaty signed in 2013 by 147 nations regulates future large-scale mercury emissions, legacy Hg contamination exists worldwide and small-scale releases will continue. The fate of elemental mercury, Hg(0), lost to the subsurface and its potential chemical transformation that can lead to changes in speciation and mobility are poorly understood. Here, we show that Hg(0) beads interact with soil or manganese oxide solids and X-ray spectroscopic analysis indicates that the soluble mercury coatings are HgO. Dissolution studies show that, after reacting with a composite soil, ,20 times more Hg is released into water from the coated beads than from a pure liquid mercury bead. An even larger, ,700 times, release occurs from coated Hg(0) beads that have been reacted with manganese oxide, suggesting that manganese oxides are involved in the transformation of the Hg(0) beads and creation of the ...
Several reports address studies where the investi- gators have looked into possible effects at much lower exposure levels. In a study of 142 exposed and 65 control subjects, Miller et al. (1975) examined subclinical effects related to exposure to inorganic mercury in the chloralkali industry and in a factory for the manufacture of magnetic materials. Mercury levels in urine varied from normal to over 1000 g/litre. Neurological examination found evidence of eyelid fasciculation, hyperactive deep tendon reflexes and dermatographia, but these findings did not correlate with urinary mercury levels or length of exposure. However, a power spectral analysis of forearm tremor, by which it was possible to quantify tremor fre- quency distribution and amplitude, showed a significant increase in average tremor frequency with elevated urinary mercury level. An effect was observed at urine concen- trations above about 50 g/litre. Roels et al. (1982) studied psychomotor performance in workers in a chloralkali ...
TX News - Toxic 10 Power Plants/Mercury Pollution - EIP: Texas is Home to Half of Worst Plants in U.S. - EIP TOXIC 10 REPORT: POWER PLANTS EMITTING MOST MERCURY ACCOUNT FOR NEARLY A FIFTH OF ALL SUCH POLLUTION Overall Industry Mercury Emissions ...
For 26 chloralkali workers exposed to inorganic mercury and 26 age-matched, occupationally unexposed referents, the frequency and size distribution of micronuclei were determined in peripheral lymphocytes stimulated with either phytohemagglutinin or pokeweed mitogen. For the exposed workers the mean concentrations of mercury in urine, plasma, and erythrocytes were 16 nmol/mmol of creatinine, 48 nmol/l, and 78 nmol/l, respectively, and their mean exposure time was 10 years. Neither the frequency nor the size of micronuclei was significantly different in the two groups; nor were there any correlations to current mercury levels. However, in the exposed group, and with phytohemagglutinin as the mitogen, a statistically significant correlation between previous exposure to mercury (cumulative exposure or number of blood mercury peaks) and the frequency of micronuclei was found. This association was also present when the effects of age and smoking were allowed for, and it may indicate an accumulation ...
Mercury is recognized as a neurotoxin that can accumulate in fish and move through the food chain to other wildlife and humans. Innovative techniques are used to measure differences in mercury isotopes and provide unique signatures that can differentiate mercury sources deposited from the atmosphere, released from local ongoing and legacy point sources, or mobilized from the watershed and transported downstream.. Scientists have used these techniques in the Great Lakes and the Northeastern United States to answer questions about mercury sources in fish. For example:. •Mercury signatures in Great Lakes predatory fish were found to be more reflective of atmospherically sourced mercury than of sediment sourced mercury in each lake.. •Mercury signatures in fish in Northeast U.S. Streams indicated atmospheric sources in fish within forested-rural areas, whereas mercury isotope signatures indicated past (legacy) and present local sources in fish within predominantly urban-industrial ...
Mercury-resistant bacteria, which are able to reduce mercuric ion (Hg(2+)) to metallic mercury (Hg(0)), were examined for their ability to remove mercury from waste-water aerobically. Growth studies in artificial medium indicated that mercury increases the lag phase, but does not effect the growth rate of these bacteria. Further studies demonstrated that growth was minimal during a phase of rapid mercury removal, after which growth resumed. Small but significant amounts of carbohydrates are required for the mercuric ion reduction. Prolonged periods of bacterial growth under nonsterile conditions was accomplished without the loss of the mercuric reducing ability of the culture. A continuous culture of the resistant organism was maintained on raw sewage for two weeks, during which time relatively high concentrations of mercury (70 mg/L) were removed from the sewage at a rate of 2.5 mg/L h and at efficiencies exceeding 98%.
The article features info from the very last people youd want to trust: General Electric, a military industrial complex tied corporation that makes the lightbulbs and owns the History Channel.. Reading from the article:. We consulted the EPA and contacted a lighting specialist from General Electric, which sponsors this magazine [Txchnologist], in order to take on the issue of mercury in CFLs.. Are we talking about high levels of mercury?. No. And the amount of mercury in CFLs has dropped steadily since they first made inroads into the market 15-20 years ago. As recently as 2007, CFLs contained about 5 milligrams, enough to cover a ballpoint pen tip.. This is untrue. Milligrams of mercury are an enormous amount compared to the micrograms that build up and give people symptoms. Mercury vapor can be inhaled when the bulbs break, and the vapor can steadily build up in an enclosed area, possibly doing more damage than mercury dental fillings.. Thermometers used to contain much more mercury than ...
While the ADA has maintained that mercury in amalgam is stable, various researchers have demonstrated that it is not. In 1970, dentist Wallace Johnson and others published the results of their research in Journal of the American Dental Association. The report indicated that mercury, an essential element of dental amalgams, is not a stable material but one that vaporizes at ordinary temperatures. In 1985, the Journal of Dental Research published a report by dentists Murry Vimy and F.L. Lorscheider, who also claimed that mercury vapor is released from amalgam fillings. These researchers further stated that the vapor is then distributed throughout the body via the respiratory system, but accumulates mostly in the brain, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract. Some of the symptoms associated with mercury toxicity include a metallic taste in the mouth, severe headaches, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, depression, hair loss, memory loss, coma, and death. Furthermore, a natural balance of microorganisms ...
The USGS has a more recent material flow report on mercury at http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2000/c1197/c1197.pdf. Im a little frustrated with the data in the USGS report. It incorporates information found in an EPA report on mercury emissions published in 1997 with what might be thought of as more traditional USGS data on intentional extraction, imports, and exports. However, it doesnt take a cradle-to- grave approach when accounting for mercury flows in the United States, and environmental release and disposal values arent tied to extraction and importation values. The results presented dont account for preservation of the mass of mercury across process changes. Mercury is an element and cannot be created or destroyed. Therefore, the mercury entering commerce, either intentionally or unintentionally, must equal the amount leaving commerce (entering either disposal or release to the environment), plus the amount of increase in stockpiles. The USGS data dont balance. Also, USGS data do not ...
NaturalHealth365) Cases of chronic disease have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., with issues related to the immune system high on the list. These diseases have all been associated with mercury-based dental amalgam fillings.. Dental amalgam fillings contain up to a 54 percent ratio of the neurotoxin mercury. The National Institute for Health, through an extensive epidemiological study, showed a high correlation between dental amalgam fillings and chronic disease. Yet, the FDA and other health agencies refuse to do anything about this huge public health risk.. The public is waking up to the dangers of dental amalgam fillings. The following are the top 10 types of chronic disease caused by the mercury in these toxic dental fillings:. 1. Autoimmune disease. Autoimmune issues linked with mercury fillings include arthritis, MS, ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease), Parkinsons disease, Alzheimers disease, muscle tremors, joint and muscle pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Crohns disease, ...
NaturalHealth365) Mercury, commonly used in dental amalgam fillings, is one of the most toxic substances on the planet. And, although the American Dental Association continues to insist that mercury-based silver fillings are safe, natural health experts have long warned that micro-levels of this highly-toxic substance can be released into the body, with grave health consequences.. Now, a disturbing new study shows that electromagnetic fields from WiFi - a hazard in their own right - accelerate the release of mercury from fillings, further increasing the threat to health. This research has some alarming implications - lets look at how you can protect yourself.. Amalgam fillings set the stage for a biological train wreck, according to many integrative healthcare providers. Although exposure to mercury can occur through the environment, vaccines and contaminated foods, the main source of exposure is silver dental amalgam fillings - which contain 50 percent elemental mercury. Mercury vapors, ...
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), factors such as growing electricity demand, ever-advancing technologies and changes in social behaviour have led to steadily increasing exposure to man-made electromagnetic fields. Dental amalgam fillings are among the major sources of exposure to elemental mercury vapour in the general population. Although it was previously believed that low levels are mercury (i.g. release of mercury from dental amalgam) is not hazardous, now numerous data indicate that even very low doses of mercury cause toxicity. There are some evidence indicating that perinatal exposure to mercury is significantly associated with an increased risk of developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Furthermore, mercury can decrease the levels of neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin, noreprenephrine, and acetylcholine in the brain and cause neurological problems. On the other hand, a strong positive correlation
OBJECTIVES--The dental health of 73 workers previously exposed to mercury vapour at a chloralkali plant was studied and compared with that of 51 non-exposed referents. METHODS--A record of oral, periodontal, gingival and mucosal conditions, including teeth, restorations, prostheses, and oral hygiene, was established during a 30 min examination. The participants periodontal conditions were assessed according to the community periodontal index of treatment needs (CPITN). The results with the CPITN index were also compared with previously published data for another similar population. RESULTS--There was no significant difference between the exposed workers and the referents with respect to the number of remaining teeth, amount of amalgam restorations, crowns, bridges, or endodontically treated teeth. The oral hygiene among the exposed workers was significantly better than among the referents, but the periodontal health conditions did not significantly differ between the two groups, nor from those ...
This paper shows the link between dental amalgam mercury pollution and the available growing scientific research, that can no longer be ignored. We are reaching out to policy makers, NGOs and all interested parties who are working within the framework of the Minamata Convention on Mercury Treaty to urge immediate action to be taken to stop the use of dental amalgam, not by 2030, which according to a recent conference webinar in May, 2019, with the FDI (World Dental Association), is their suggested end date. In fact, FDI continued to cite old research to defend its use and to maintain the status quo. As we have referenced in our paper, another 10 years of using mercury in dental amalgam will have devasting environmental consequences for decades to come, but more importantly, the unjustifiable exposure to another decade of consumers to this known neurotoxin, is unconscionable. FDI even discussed how to address deficiencies of alternative non-mercury fillings in favor of continuing using mercury ...
in a hot combustion gas stream are removed therefrom by oxidizing the elemental mercury, to form a mercury compound, and adsorbing the mercury compounds on adsorbent particles such as activated alumina. Oxidation is catalytically promoted. After adsorbing a substantial quantity of mercury compounds, the spent adsorbent particles can be regenerated and re-used by heating the particles to decompose and drive off the mercury compounds. In another embodiment, oxidation of the elemental mercury is catalytically promoted at a catalyzing station, and the mercury compounds are removed from the gas stream by scrubbing.
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The new research shows that electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) - which are produced by wireless technologies such as cell phones, laptops, tablets and microwave ovens - can accelerate and intensify the release of mercury. The study also suggests that routine medical procedures, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) and X-rays, are other culprits in quickening mercury release. To conduct the study, researchers placed 20 extracted, mercury-filled human teeth in artificial saliva and exposed ten of them to 20 minutes of radiofrequency radiation from a standard laptop computer operating at 2.4 GHz. Researchers then measured the mercury levels in the artificial saliva surrounding the teeth. They found that levels in the fluid of the unexposed teeth were .026 milligrams per liter, as compared to .056 for the mercury-filled teeth - reflecting a doubling of the mercury release.. The research, which was published in 2016 in Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering, was the first study ...
Q: My dentist wants to put silver amalgam fillings in my teeth. He says they are more durable than white composites. Is that correct?. A: A new research indicates that amalgam fillings do not perform as well as it was previously believed. Our friendly and very experienced dentist showed us new composite materials which bind perfectly to enamel. They look better too.. Q: My dentist claims that silver amalgam fillings are perfectly safe. Is that correct?. A: It all depends which dentist you ask that question. There are dentist who not only do not encourage patients to get these type of filings, but they would never put them in anybodies mouth. The research that we have found clearly shows that amalgam fillings pose serious hazard over time (scroll down for more evidence). Please take note that the so called silver fillings consist of 50% mercury, and mercury is poisonous - all toxicologists know this.. Q: I dont understand this. I have (mercury) silver fillings in my teeth but I do not ...
A childs first exposure to mercury from amalgam fillings* can occur at the moment of conception. Think of that and the implications it holds! At first glance it may sound like a crazy idea and easy to dismiss but it is absolutely true and cannot be discarded. If the mother has mercury amalgam silver fillings in her teeth the fetus will not only be exposed to mercury released from her fillings at the moment of its conception, but throughout the entire gestation period. It is being exposed to elemental mercury from dental fillings before it even has a tooth! However, the bad news doesnt end there. If a mother has amalgam fillings while she nurses her baby it will also be exposed to mercury released from her fillings-for as long as the child is being nursed. In addition, most babies in modernized countries will receive 10 vaccinations by age 5. These 10 vaccinations will consist of 33 doses of the vaccines, beginning shortly after birth and continuing through early childhood. Each dose will ...
Mercurous chloride has been most often used as a treatment for intestinal worms. In the past, large doses were often used to stimulate the intestines and remove blockages, although it is rarely used in medicine today due to the toxicity of mercury. When it is used as a laxative, if the treatment fails to work, large doses of other laxatives and water must be used to insure that no mercury is allowed to accumulate in the body. Mercury toxicity often results in severe neurological damage (vapors of mercury are far more dangerous than solid mercury compounds, although all mercury compounds are considered highly poisonous). Because of the extremely low solubility of mercurous chloride in water, very little is usually absorbed by the body, making it safer than most people would expect.. In laboratories, calomel electrodes are commonly found in pH meters and this is how mercurous chloride is widely used today.. ...
ZACHI, Elaine Cristina; TAUB, Anita; FARIA, Marcília de Araújo Medrado and VENTURA, Dora Fix. Neuropsychological alterations in mercury intoxication persist several years after exposure. Dement. neuropsychol. [online]. 2008, vol.2, n.2, pp.91-95. ISSN 1980-5764. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1980-57642009DN20200003.. Elemental mercury is a liquid toxic metal widely used in industry. Occupational exposure occurs mainly via inhalation. Previously, neuropsychological assessment detected deficits in former workers of a fluorescent lamp plant who had been exposed to elemental mercury vapor and were away from exposure for several years at the time of examination.. ...
Mercury thermometer broke in mouth? Much more difficult is the situation when mercury from a thermometer hit a tissue surface or if a mercury thermometer broke in a place where mercury cannot be collected: indoors with slots in the floor or where a lot of things are laid out. Slowly and carefully squeeze mercury onto a damp paper towel. Small droplets will combine into a larger sphere shape, which will roll on a flat surface and break back into smaller droplets if dropped or if pressure is applied. Even in the last 20 years, most thermometers that are sold are dyed alcohol. Consider discontinuing the use of thermometers containing mercury if it is used for cooking or is a clinical thermometer. About half an hour ago my 4 year old son broke the mercury thermometer in his mouth . Kidney. Care must be taken to avoid scattering the mercury or allowing it to roll to a hard-to-reach location. $16.40 $ 16. If a mercury thermometer breaks or leaks, it can release toxic vapors. 40 ($8.20/Count) FREE ...
Hijiki is also said to aid health and beauty, according to Japanese custom. In the western world, Hijiki pills are available as a nutraceutical food supplement. Many forms of aquatic life also eat seaweed, where it enters into the food chain.. Edible seaweeds of all varieties have been shown to contain 1-50 parts per billion (ppb) of mercury. Bioaccumulation in the aquatic food chain carries over into human populations, where it can threaten development in utero and in early childhood by causing central nervous system damage. To prevent mercury poisoning, it is therefore necessary to accurately quantify total mercury in seaweed and seaweed products.. For the analysis described in the report, calibration is done using certified aqueous ionic-mercury standard solution diluted to a specified concentration. Measurement was performed by the NIC MA-3000 analyzer, a dedicated direct mercury analyzer that selectively measures total mercury by thermal decomposition, gold amalgamation and cold vapor ...
At the Pearl River Estuary of southern China, mercury and its environmental problems have long been a great concern. This study investigated the distribution and speciation of mercury compounds that are significantly influenced by the increasing content of humic acid (HA, a model natural organic matter) in this region. The inorganic mercury and methyl mercury, being adsorbed and converted at different HA levels, were studied in sediments and surface water at both mariculture and their reference sites. In mariculture sediments with higher HA content (up to 4.5%), more mercury were adsorbed at different compound levels, promoting the methylation and accumulation of mercury (P , 0.05) at the sediment-water interface. Seasonal shift in environmental temperature might control the HA content, subsequently favouring mercury methylation (maximum 1.75 ± 0.08 mg L⁻¹ d⁻¹) under warm weather conditions. In reference sites received less HA wastes, lower adsorption capacity and methylation rate were ...
Mercury and its compounds have been used in medicine, although they are much less common today than they once were, now that the toxic effects of mercury and its compounds are more widely understood. Thiomersal, (called Thimerosal in the United States), an organic compound used as a preservative in vaccines, though this use is in decline.[28] Another mercury compound Merbromin (Mercurochrome) is a topical antiseptic used for minor cuts and scrapes is still in use in some countries.. Mercury(I) chloride (also known as calomel or mercurous chloride) has traditionally been used as a diuretic, topical disinfectant, and laxative. Mercury(II) chloride (also known as mercuric chloride or corrosive sublimate) was once used to treat syphilis (along with other mercury compounds), although it is so toxic that sometimes the symptoms of its toxicity were confused with those of the syphilis it was believed to treat.[29] It was also used as a disinfectant. Blue mass, a pill or syrup in which mercury is the ...
Mercury Amalgams: Do you still have a mouth full of them? by Ingri Cassel After two of my dear friends were plagued with health problems that were only minimized by natural healing programs, it was discovered that they were both suffering from acute systemic mercury poisoning and the main source of this insidious poison was in their mouth. Both of these women have a mouthful of aging mercury amalgams. It has been shown that mercury is continually released from mercury dental fillings in the form of mercury vapor and abraded particles. This process is further stimulated and can be increased as much as 15-fold by simply chewing, brushing teeth, hot drinks and even swishing your mouth with a solution of hydrogen peroxide (used to reduce dental plaque.) What we have been lead to believe are silver dental amalgams actually contain 48-55 percent mercury, 33-35 percent silver and various amounts of copper, tin, zinc and other metals. For decades the American Dental Association has steadfastly ...
Mercury and its compounds have been used in medicine for centuries, although they are much less common today than they once were, now that the toxic effects of mercury and its compounds are more widely understood.. Mercury(I) chloride (also known as calomel or mercurous chloride) has traditionally been used as a diuretic, topical disinfectant, and laxative. Mercury(II) chloride (also known as mercuric chloride or corrosive sublimate) was once used to treat syphilis (along with other mercury compounds), although it is so toxic that sometimes the symptoms of its toxicity were confused with those of the syphilis it was believed to treat. It was also used as a disinfectant.. Blue mass, a pill or syrup in which mercury is the main ingredient, was prescribed throughout the 1800s for numerous conditions including constipation, depression, child-bearing, and toothaches.[6] In the early twentieth century, mercury was administered to children yearly as a laxative and dewormer, and it was used in teething ...
Consumption of fish contaminated with mercury is the primary exposure pathway by which humans are exposed to mercury. Mercury is known to be a neurological toxin that can cause attention and language deficits, impaired memory, and impaired visual and motor function, especially in children under the age of six. In addition, mercury exposure can lead to other health problems in adults, such as damage to the kidney and increased risk of coronary heart disease. This study assesses the exposure to mercury through consumption of fish from Kentucky surface waters. The exposure assessment is based on data collected by the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KDEP), Division of Water, from different streams and lakes in Kentucky and average consumption rates defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The design of this study is established to determine if people in Kentucky are at risk of mercury contamination and whether the Kentucky fish advisory protects the population from this
Parts of the population are permanently exposed to low levels of Hg degrees and Hg(II) from dental amalgam. It was the aim (1) to investigate the internal exposure to amalgam-related mercury from the kinetics of inorganic Hg in plasma and erythrocytes after amalgam removal, and (2) to estimate the amalgam-related absorbed dose. Dietary coexposure was monitored by determination of blood organic-Hg. Postremoval steady-state Hg concentrations were measured for 18 months. Eighty-two patients had been randomized into three groups: (A) removal of the fillings; (B) removal and non-specific detoxification, and (C) a health promotion program without removal. After amalgam removal, inorganic Hg dropped rapidly in plasma and red cells, stabilizing at 27% of preremoval levels after 60 days. Concentrations of organic Hg in plasma remained unchanged, indicating no change in dietary uptake of organic Hg. The concentration of organic Hg in red cells of group A was in the early postremoval phase lower and in the ...
Overview Mercury Deposition Network (MDN) in NC. Jim Bowyer, PhD NC Division of Air Quality Toxics Protection Branch Raleigh, NC. Mercury In the Atmosphere. Three types (species) Elemental Mercury vapor (Hg 0 ) - |98% of the mercury species in the air Slideshow 3424153 by zlhna
The decision came as a result of the Sustainable Development Policy Institutes (SDPI) research and regressive advocacy campaigns to ban mercury dental amalgam use in the country from time to time. The research led by Dr Mehamood A Khawaja, Senior Advisor SDPI on Chemicals and Sustainable Industrial Development, over the last few years has been appreciated not only in Pakistan but also organisation working on mercury related issues in the region.. Lauding the decision of the government, SDPI termed it a right direction at a right time. SDPI is hopeful to eliminate mercury dental amalgam use not only for children and pregnant and breastfeeding women, but also public in general across the country to safeguard their health. Dr Khawja has appealed to the government to make legislation in this regard and strictly ban the use of mercury not only in dental amalgams but also in other devices. ...
Could your dental work be exposing you to toxins?. Dentists have been using dental amalgam for more than 150 years, its that silver-colored filling used for cavities, but what some people dont know is that 50-percent of that metal mixture is made of mercury. I was trying to avoid mercury when I was pregnant and nursing. I knew all the fish not to eat, but I had no idea it could be in my mouth, dental patient Amy Forseter said.. The 38-year-old says shes had more than a dozen cavities; most of them filled with dental amalgam, a mixture of metals thats 50-percent liquid mercury, a naturally occurring element thats highly toxic.. As soon as I learned that I had these toxins in my mouth, I wanted to immediately get it removed, she said.. For years some scientists have said the mercury from these fillings can leak, seeping into the body causing neurological problems for some people.. If youre a healthy person who can detox this, there may not be any noticeable changes, but for those of us ...
Mercury. The problem with dental amalgam fillings is that the amalgam is a liquid, albeit a very stiff one. This means that as the fillings erode, mercury is released into the mouth where it is inhaled and deposited in bone, kidneys and the brain. There is some very good evidence which now links mercury from dental amalgams to Alzheimers disease, but it may well be that it has the potential to trigger MS because heavy metals act as immune adjuvants (this is, of course, the reason why mercury as thimerosal is used in vaccinations). My personal view is that nobody should be walking around with dental amalgam in their teeth, but we can measure to see if this is a problem - firstly by doing a Kelmer test which measures urinary mercury levels before and after a chelating agent and secondly doing mercury sensitivity tests to see to what extent the immune system is activated by the presence of mercury. If these tests were very abnormal then there would be a clear indication for going ahead and getting ...
Industrial activities have increased atmospheric mercury deposition and global mercury contamination ≈3-fold since preindustrial times (1). Some of this deposited mercury is converted by bacteria to methylmercury, a highly toxic form that bioaccumulates through food webs. In thousands of lakes in North America, Europe, and Asia, methylmercury contamination of fish negatively impacts the health of humans and wildlife, causes financial losses to commercial and sport fisheries, and affects those traditional ways of life in which fish are consumed as primary foods (2-5). This issue has now approached a critical juncture because many nations (e.g., the United States and Canada) and organizations (e.g., United Nations Environment Program) are debating the implementation and extent of mercury emission controls. One of the reasons for this debate is that it has been notoriously difficult to establish how annual and regional patterns of mercury loading via deposition influence fish methylmercury ...
Mercury is a natural occurring chemical element present in tuna. It is widely debated because of its toxicity in large doses, though it is not dangerous in tuna. The form of mercury in tuna is called methylmercury. There are a lot of misunderstandings and misinformation about mercury in tuna. Fact is that with over thousands of years of tuna consumption there are no known proven cases of any humans suffering negative side effects of tuna which are brought in relation to mercury. Nevertheless persistently tuna is incorrectly related to the risk of mercury poisoning and brain damage. Actually many research reports point to the positive effects of eating tuna on brain development.. Most tunas absorb mercury through eating fish and plants exposed to it. This exposure is caused by ocean vents. These are cracks in the seafloor of our oceans releasing mainly hot water, but also several other elements such as mercury. This has been taking place for millions of years and is a natural phenomenon. Plants ...
Parkinson syndrome occurs in the course of chemical intoxication, especially Mn, CS2, CO. It is rarely caused by chronic mercury intoxication. We present the case of 55 year old man who was exposed to metallic mercury vapor during 33 years of working in the chemical plant at the production of chlori …
Some planets are tilted so their North and South Poles are not straight up and down. Earth is tilted a bit - about 23 . Uranus is tilted a lot - more than 90 . Mercury, on the other hand, is hardly tilted at all. Mercurys tilt is less than 1/30th of one degree! Thats a lot smaller than Jupiters tilt, which comes in second place. Jupiter is tilted just a bit more than 3 .. We have seasons on Earth because of our planets 23 tilt. Most other planets are also tilted. They have seasons, too. Mercury does not have seasons because it isnt tilted. If you were at one of Mercurys poles, you would see a strange sight. The Sun would always be at the horizon, like it was rising or setting. The Sun would look bigger, too, because Mercury is closer to the Sun than Earth is. The big Sun would seem to move around the horizon, going up and down a little... but it would never rise all the way and it would never set all the way.. Mercury has lots of meteor craters. Some of the craters are near Mercurys ...
Often this is as a result of mercury found in dental amalgam fillings , sliver fillings and other forms of exposure such as industrial chemical exposure . We do often however see Mercury toxicity as a result of dental procedures combined with poor heavy metal detoxing capability in certain individuals . This is often as a result of a gene mutation call MTFHR and other SNIPS that involve detoxification.. A defect in MTHFR often results in poor utilisation of folate, defective detoxification and a myriad of symptoms.. In collaboration with holistic dentists, we utilise a unique , individualised detox plan than enables the safe removal of mercury from the body along side your dental work .. A thorough assessment of your health is also performed to ensure that your body is able to undergo the procedure to minimise any risks of side effects.. Please note that we only work along side Holistic Dentists who use the rubber dam method and who are aware of the potential risks associated with mercury ...
EPA Proposes Standards to Reduce Mercury Discharges from Dental Offices WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed standards under the Clean Water Act to help cut discharges of dental amalgam to the environment. Amalgam is a mixture of mercury and other metals that dentists use to fill cavities. Mercury is discharged when dentists remove old fillings or remove excess amalgam when placing a new filling. Studies show about half the mercury that enters Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) comes from dental offices. Mercury from amalgam can then make its way into the environment in a number of ways, including through discharge to water bodies. Contact with some microorganisms can help create methylmercury, a highly toxic form of mercury that builds up in fish, shellfish and fish-eating animals. Fish and shellfish are the main sources of human exposure to methylmercury. In response, many states and localities have implemented amalgam discharge-cutting programs ...
Mercury has been recognized as a neurotoxin that can accumulate in fish that might be consumed later by animals and humans. Beginning in the 1970s, numerous factors have resulted in reduced mercury releases in the Great Lakes Region including the Clean Water Act, Mercury Export Ban Act, sulfur and nitrous oxide controls, Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Rule, and changes in energy production from coal to natural gas. However, the connection between the resultant reduced air emissions and fish tissue concentrations has been difficult to establish.. Currently (2019), there are fish consumption advisories for elevated concentrations of mercury in consumable fish from all five Great Lakes, yet natural resource managers in this region are hampered by a poor understanding of how mitigation of sources relates to bioaccumulation responses and effects, which hampers effective strategies to reduce exposure levels for fish and people who consume them.. Therefore, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists on ...
Mercury from dental amalgam. This pollutant is omnipresent in the United States. Amalgam fillings are placed indiscriminately into cavities, because amalgam is cheap and easy to work with. The American Dental Association insists that dental amalgam is safe[5], while the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classify amalgam as a toxic and hazardous substance: Another source of exposure to low levels of elemental mercury in the general population is elemental mercury released in the mouth from dental amalgam fillings[6] (Transportation, storage, and disposal of mercury is regulated by the Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR 1910.1000, and its willful violation is a criminal offense, except when mercury is stored in your mouth by a licensed dentist.) It isnt surprising that dentists in the United States have the highest rate of depression, suicide, and drug and alcohol addiction, and the lowest life expectancy among all medical ...
Research that points to serious health problems associated with mercury fillings continues to accumulate, building tension among health professionals and patients nationwide. Though the American Dental Association does not recommend having silver amalgam fillings removed, international authorities differ in opinion. With the recent dental amalgam ban in Costa Mesas, California, Americans are revisiting the potential poisonous nature of traditional silver fillings.. Comments by Dr. Ted Herrmann:. Mercury is one of the most toxic chemicals known to man. From lead paint to thermometers, we have seen consumer goods be recalled time and time again for containing unsafe levels of mercury. The American Dental Association still has not recommended that individuals with silver fillings have those fillings replaced. However, authorities at the World Health Organization state that:. …mercury contained in dental amalgam is the greatest source of mercury vapour in non-industrialized settings, exposing the ...
In this study mercury was determined in canned tuna fish produced and distributed in Iran after digestion by the standard methods of AOAC. Mercury contents in fish and canned tuna fish were determined by cold vapor atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The metal contents expressed in mg/kg wet weight for mercury varied from 0.017 to 0.394 (average of 0. 089) and 0.023 to 0.529 (average of 0.146) in fish and canned tuna fish, respectively. The values were comparable and in the range of with the literature valves. The results of this study indicate that fish and tuna fish of produced and marketed in Iran have concentrations well below the standards FAO/WHO levels of these toxic metals and only one tuna samples exceeded the European dietary limit of 0.5 mg Hg/kg.
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There has been much debate on the safety of amalgam fillings. Currently, dental amalgam is considered to be a medical device, and is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA is responsible for ensuring that dental amalgam is reasonably safe and effective, and that, among other things, the product labeling seen by dentists has adequate directions for use and includes any appropriate warnings. (source) However, an increasing number of dentists have stopped using amalgam fillings on their patients after studies have shown how mercury vapor and particulate matter derived from amalgam fillings can cause severe problems in patients. Dr. Reese is a holistic dentist and an active member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). This organization advocates biological dentistry and achieving all the goals of modern dentistry while always choosing the safest, least toxic techniques, including safe replacement of mercury fillings.. ...
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Dr. Dana Colson graduated from Dentistry in 1977 from the University of Toronto, Canada. She has practiced holistic, mercury free and mercury safe dentistry since 1983. Dr. Colson is aware that mercury vapor and dental infections can have a negative impact on overall health. Because of this concern, she focus on patient education and strive to remove mercury amalgam (silver) fillings in a safe way. She has now published a review article about this topic in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health.. Dana G. Colson. A safe protocol for amalgam removal. J Environ Public Health 2012; 2012: 517391 ABSTRACT. Todays environment has different impacts on our body than previous generations. Heavy metals are a growing concern in medicine. Doctors and individuals request the removal of their amalgam (silver mercury) restorations due to the high mercury content. A safe protocol to replace the silver mercury filling will ensure that there is minimal if any absorption of materials while being removed. ...
What is the safety of mercury dental amalgam? We use science to debunk many of the myths surrounding mercury products and mercury toxicity.
Researchers evaluated mercury released from dental amalgam fillings after 7-T and 1.5-T MRI in extracted teeth that were placed in a solution of artificial saliva. The mercury content in the 7-T group was 0.67 parts per million, about four times the levels found in the 1.5-T and control groups. Amalgam consists of approximately 50 percent mercury, a known toxin.
Models for solubility of noble gases in liquid metals are reviewed in detail and evaluated for the combination of mercury and helium for applications at the Spallation Nuetron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Gas solubility in mercury is acknowledged to be very low; therefore, mercury has been used in ASTM standard methods as a blocking media for gas solubility studies in organic fluids and water. Models from physical chemistry predict a Henry coefficient for helium in mercury near 3.9x1015 Pa-molHg/molHe, but the models have large uncertainties and are not verified with data. An experiment is designed that bounds the solubility of helium in mercury to values below 1.0x10-8 molHe/molHg at 101.3 kPa, which is below values previously measurable. The engineering application that motivated this study was the desire to inject 10 to 15 micron-radius helium bubbles in the mercury target of the SNS to reduce pressure spikes that accompany the beam energy deposition. While the experiment
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It is highly unlikely that person could develop mercury poisoning from eating tuna, simply because there is so little of it in this particular type of fish. One of the best things about tuna is that it is so nutritionally beneficial while containing a very minimal amount of mercury.. You will find that unlike other types of fish, tuna does not have a very significant amount of mercury at all, especially the white albacore variety. There are certain types of tuna that do contain more mercury than others, though you will find that in general this type of fish does not have a lot in it. It would take an outrageous quantity of tuna to be consumed on a daily basis for someone to succumb to mercury poisoning so you shouldn’t worry about this at all, even if you eat it on a regular basis.. ...
Health care Hemera Technologies r Worried about mercury in the fish you eat? Blame bad brushing and flossing. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking action to cut back on the amount of mercury entering the nations waterways by proposing new regulations on dental offices. The focus is dental amalgam; thats the scientific name for silver cavity fillings, which contain mercury as part of their mixture.
of Biological Sciences University of South Carolina 700 Sumter Street Columbia SC29208 USA 2 National Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology Chinese Academy of Sciences 300 Fenglin Road Shanghai 200032 China Communicated by László Márton Department of Biological Sciences University of South Carolina 700 Sumter Street Columbia SC29208 USA Mercury pollution is a major environmental problem accompanying industrial activities Most of the mercury released ends up and retained in the soil as complexes of the toxic ionic mercury Hg 2 which then can be converted by microbes into the even more toxic methylmercury which tends to bioaccumulate Mercury detoxification of the soil can also occur by microbes converting the ionic mercury into the least toxic metallic mercury Hg 0 form which then evaporates The remediation potential of transgenic plants carrying the MerA gene from E coli encoding mercuric ion reductase could be evaluated A modified version of ...
Prior studies focused on bioaccumulation of mercury (Hg) and on large, long-lived fish species as the major environmental source of Hg, but little is known about consumption of small-sized fish or about non-dietary determinants of circulating Hg levels. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whole blood mercury concentration (WBHg) and its major dietary and non-dietary correlates in Korean adults. We analyzed cross-sectional data from 3,972 (male = 1,994; female = 1,978) participants who completed the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey IV, 2008 to 2009. Relevant factors included diet, geographic location of residence, demographics, and lifestyle. WBHg concentration was measured using cold-vapor atomic absorption spectrometry. Multivariable linear models assessed independent correlates of dietary and non-dietary factors for WBHg levels. Median levels of WBHg were 5.1 μg/L in men and 3.7 μg/L in women. Higher levels of fish/shellfish intake were associated with higher levels of
Published: 10/04/2017. The European Parliament has voted in favour of a gradual phase-down in dental amalgam.. The move has ended months of speculation over whether the dental filling material faced an outright ban by 2022 - an outcome the BDA has lobbied against vigorously. Worldwide environmental concerns over mercury pollution had led the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to draw up The Minamata Convention, agreed in 2012. The treaty recommends a phase-down of amalgam alongside a number of other measures to be pursued in tandem, including prevention of dental disease and research into new materials. The vote in the European Parliament and the expected ratification by the European Council will formalise the EUs own approach to these recommendations, including an assessment of the feasibility of phasing out amalgam entirely in the future, preferably by 2030. Dental amalgam makes a small contribution to environmental mercury pollution but has been used as a durable, stable and ...
Introduction. In recent years the release of various harmful heavy metal ions into the environment has attracted great attention worldwide because of their toxicity and widespread use. Mercury(II) is among those which are of great concern (Byüyüktiryaki et al., 2007). It is a widely-distributed environmental pollutant in aqueous environments and its toxicity to humans and animals even at low concentrations is well known. Mercury(II) is included in all lists of priority pollutants as a result, and different regulations and guidelines have been developed for monitoring its levels in water and sediments (Hayes, 1997). Considering the extreme toxicity of mercury, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has mandated an upper limit of 10 nM (2 000 ng/ℓ) for Hg2+ in drinking water (EPA 2001).. The toxicity of mercury depends considerably on its chemical form and, as such, analytical methods that are capable of distinguishing between the various forms of mercury and other competing ...
Mercury (Hg) is a global contaminant posing severe risks to human health worldwide. The aim of this study was to assess the levels of total Hg (T-Hg) in human hair and fish in the Caqueta River, at the Colombian Amazon, as well as to determine fish consumption-based risks for T-Hg ingestion. T-Hg le …
Its clear that environmental activists are not health experts. And when reporters quote activists on health concerns, theyre frequently wrong - especially on seafood.. For example, Got Mercury grossly exaggerates the hypothetical risk of mercury present in commercial seafood. These trace amounts of mercury occur naturally - the byproduct of thermal vents and volcanoes on the ocean floor - and have been present in seafood for millions of years. In fact, the infinitesimal amount of mercury in seafood is the same as it was 90 years ago, according to the FDA.. The fish Americans order at their favorite restaurant or buy from their local grocer is safe to eat. Ten species of fish account for close to 90 percent of the seafood we eat in the United States, and all have low levels of mercury.. For years, medical organizations, government agencies, and independent experts have stressed that eating a variety of fish at least two to three times per week is essential for optimal brain, heart and eye ...
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Mercury and Venus). Mercury (0.4 AU from the Sun) is the closest planet to the Sun and on average, all seven other planets. The ... Mercury is the closest planet to all seven other planets on YouTube Schenk P., Melosh H.J. (1994), Lobate Thrust Scarps and the ... Although bigger than Mercury, both moons have less than half its mass. In addition, the radius of Jupiter's moon Callisto is ... Mercury's very tenuous atmosphere consists of atoms blasted off its surface by the solar wind. Its relatively large iron core ...
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Basri, Gibor (Nov-Dec 2003). "Defining "Planet"". Mercury. Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Basri, Gibor; Brown, Michael E ...
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Kempton, Helen (14 December 2016). "Bid to boost bookworm numbers". Mercury. Retrieved 22 January 2017. Masters, Clare (1 ...
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Rather unusually, Mercury has magnetic 'tornadoes' that were observed by NASA's Mercury MESSENGER during a flyby in 2008. The ... Due to Mercury's thin atmosphere, it does not experience weather-like storms or other atmospheric weather phenomena such as ... "Mercury". NASA Solar System Exploration. Retrieved 2020-04-24. Barnett, By Amanda. "10+ Things: Tour of Storms Across the Solar ... tornadoes are twisted bundles of magnetic fields that connect Mercury's magnetic field to Space. Venus Express observed two ...
Smith, Adam (13 May 2016). "Bombers struggle against Hobart City but break losing streak". Mercury. Retrieved 4 April 2018. CS1 ...
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  • Washed into rivers, lakes and streams, inorganic mercury transforms into its toxic form, methylmercury, then moves up the aquatic food chain, from microbes and aquatic insects to small fish to larger fish to waterbirds and fish-eating mammals such as mink and otter. (nwf.org)
  • Like lead, mercury is toxic to the developing brain. (ewg.org)
  • Mercury poisoning occurs when a person has ingested, inhaled, or had skin or eye contact with the toxic (poisonous) heavy metal mercury and suffers damage to his/her nervous system and other systems of the body. (encyclopedia.com)
  • There are three forms of mercury circulating throughout the environment, and all three forms are toxic to humans and many other living organisms in varying degrees. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In its solid state, elemental mercury is less toxic than some of its other forms, but is still very volatile. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The most toxic effect of elemental mercury is when its extremely dangerous vapor is inhaled. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Also, bacteria can change mercury-two into one of mercury's most toxic organic compounds, methyl mercury, which is easily soluble (capable of being dissolved) in water and thus finds its way into the food chain , where it poisons fish and other animals. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Because mercury is highly toxic, care must be exercised in its handling and transport. (britannica.com)
  • Mercury is released in the air in substantial, though by no means toxic, quantities by volcanoes and wildfires. (forbes.com)
  • Mercury, like any substance, is toxic in certain forms and doses and harmless in others. (forbes.com)
  • Mercury that ends up in our waterways is converted to methylmercury-a highly toxic form of mercury-and ingested by fish. (nrdc.org)
  • Mercury is toxic. (britannica.com)
  • Mercury vapor is highly toxic via this route. (hazard.com)
  • Smoke may contain toxic mercury or mercuric oxide. (hazard.com)
  • To protect your baby from toxic mercury and ensure his or her healthy development, you should not only watch how much fish you eat, but what kind of fish. (ewg.org)
  • Tens of millions of American women and children - as many as one in six American women, according to the Environmental Protection Agency - are at risk from toxic mercury that is released into our air by coal-fired power plants. (independent.com)
  • Unless the EPA is able to enforce commonsense standards to reduce the amount of toxic pollution from coal-fired power plants, everybody, including families here in the Central Coast, will continue suffering the unseen toxic effects of mercury pollution. (independent.com)
  • Newswise - By identifying two genes required for transforming inorganic into organic mercury, which is far more toxic, scientists today have taken a significant step toward protecting human health. (newswise.com)
  • For some 40 years scientists have known that when mercury is released into the environment certain bacteria can transform it into highly toxic methylmercury. (newswise.com)
  • Some dentists contend that no matter what the amount used in dental fillings, the mercury is toxic. (healthy.net)
  • Mercury is a well-known highly toxic pollutant. (europa.eu)
  • Mercury, for example, is a highly toxic metal which, once released into rivers, accumulates in the food chain, damaging fish, shrimps and the people who eat them. (europa.eu)
  • The famous Minamata affair (called after a town on the Japanese island of Kyushu where the inhabitants suffered the toxic effects of fish poisoned by mercury-rich industrial effluents) is an example of the devastating effects mercury can have on the nervous system. (europa.eu)
  • The secret of this resistance to toxic metals lies in the production of proteins able to bind metals into harmless compounds - for example, metallo-thionein that binds mercury. (europa.eu)
  • Toxic mercury exposure has a wide range of adverse health effects. (immunizationinfo.org)
  • For mercury to show up in top lake predators, it has to be converted to methylmercury - mercury's toxic form -- by organisms. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Continued consumption of mercury is toxic to humans' central nervous systems and particularly harmful to children and developing fetuses. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Found mostly in the mercuric salt form (eg, batteries), inorganic mercury is highly toxic and corrosive. (medscape.com)
  • Human activities are responsible for releasing and distributing mercury over the landscape, and it gets changed into forms that are more toxic and get into the foods we eat, which for us is principally fish and shellfish. (usgs.gov)
  • The report came out, coincidentally, just as the Bush administration announced weak mercury emissions standards for coal-fired power plants, the leading U.S. emitter of atmospheric mercury. (nwf.org)
  • If the Administration successfully lobbies for subsidies and policies that increase use of coal as a fuel for electricity generation, it will be significantly harder to reduce mercury emissions and virtually impossible to reduce mercury levels in fish. (ewg.org)
  • The Bush Energy Policy could increase mercury emissions by more than fifty percent. (ewg.org)
  • Represents annual mercury emissions in the year 2021. (ewg.org)
  • Mercury emissions from coal fired power plants, the leading source of mercury pollution, remain unregulated by the EPA. (ewg.org)
  • The Congress must require reductions in mercury emissions from coal fired power plants of 95 percent or more. (ewg.org)
  • As the map below shows, the regions with the most airborne mercury concentrations (Rocky Mountain and desert areas) do not match the regions with most coal emissions (New England). (forbes.com)
  • Reducing mercury going into the publicly owned wastewater treatment plants also means less mercury air and soil emissions. (nrdc.org)
  • Mercury levels in fish are rising despite a decrease in overall mercury emissions. (healthline.com)
  • The real head-scratcher among these findings is that mercury levels continued to rise while human-made mercury emissions declined by 30 percent from 1990 to 2010, according to a 2016 study . (healthline.com)
  • Climate change is going to exacerbate human exposure to methylmercury through seafood, so to protect ecosystems and human health, we need to regulate both mercury emissions and greenhouse gases," Elsie Sunderland , PhD, lead study author and a professor of environmental science and engineering at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, told the Harvard Gazette . (healthline.com)
  • Mercury emissions are predicted to increase by 30% throughout Europe between 1990 and 2010. (europa.eu)
  • As United Nations delegates end their mercury treaty talks today, scientists warn that ongoing emissions are more of a threat to food webs than the mercury already in the environment. (scientificamerican.com)
  • The discovery that new mercury seems to be more of a threat than old mercury could add impetus for reducing global emissions. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Critics of mercury rules often say that because mercury is an element that recirculates, new emissions have minimal impact compared with historic and natural ones. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Asia is by far the largest source of new mercury emissions, and coal-burning power plants are the top contributor. (scientificamerican.com)
  • An increase equivalent to about one-quarter of the 2005 human-caused mercury emissions, or about 500 tons per year, is expected by 2020 if there are no major changes in economic trends or emissions, according to a 2011 report by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Human-driven emissions of another kind - carbon - are expected to further complicate how mercury makes its way around the planet, especially in the Arctic. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Coal-burning power plants are the largest human-caused source of mercury emissions to the air in the United States, accounting for over 40 percent of all domestic human-caused mercury emissions. (medicinenet.com)
  • The Minamata Convention on Mercury was adopted worldwide in 2013 and attempts to minimize the levels of mercury emissions on a global scale. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The treaty, signed by more than 120 countries, aims to prevent new mercury mines from opening, phase out existing mines, control air emissions and regulate small-scale gold mining operations. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • NIOSH Hazard ID No. 6: Exposure to Mercury Vapor During the Use of Mercury Carburetor Synchronizers DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 99-111 (1999). (cdc.gov)
  • The danger lies in the fact that after it is inhaled into the lungs in vapor form, mercury passes into the blood stream. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Inhalation of mercury vapor might happen in a factory where mercury is used. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In 1985, the Journal of Dental Research published a report by dentists Murry Vimy and F.L. Lorscheider, who also claimed that mercury vapor is released from amalgam fillings. (healthy.net)
  • If the bulb is broken the mercury vapor is not released into the air. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Other sources of mercury can be silver-colored dental fillings that contain up to 50% mercury by weight and can release mercury vapor, fluorescent light bulbs that use electricity to excite mercury vapor, and mercury fever thermometers made of glass. (medicinenet.com)
  • Elemental (metallic) mercury primarily causes health effects when it is breathed as a vapor where it can be absorbed through the lungs. (medicinenet.com)
  • The mercury vapor thus generated killed him quickly. (lewrockwell.com)
  • Many people, when they learn that compact fluorescent bulbs contain mercury vapor, get skeptical about the much talked-about benefits of these and assume that traditional incandescent light bulbs are less damaging to the environment despite requiring more power and having shorter lives. (treehugger.com)
  • In July 2000, the National Academy of Sciences committee on mercury toxicity estimated that 60,000 children each year are born at a significantly increased risk of adverse neurological effects from the mercury. (ewg.org)
  • Spectrometric analysis of mercury content in 549 skin-lightening products: is mercury toxicity a hidden global health hazard? (springer.com)
  • Because of the toxicity of mercury and the threat of rigid pollution control , attention is being directed toward safer methods of extracting mercury. (britannica.com)
  • When you eat seafood during pregnancy, you get the benefits from omega-3s but from mercury you have the risk of toxicity," said Dr. Philippe Grandjean, an adjunct professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. (ewg.org)
  • The proper term is mercury toxicity. (webmd.com)
  • And the answer is 'yes' to mercury toxicity. (webmd.com)
  • However, there is a harsh penalty for the dentist who recommends removing fillings because of mercury toxicity. (healthy.net)
  • Treatment for mercury toxicity includes removal of the source of mercury exposure, supportive care, and chelation therapy to help remove the metals from the body. (medicinenet.com)
  • How does inorganic mercury cause mercury toxicity? (medscape.com)
  • Inorganic mercury toxicity occurs in several forms: metallic mercury (Hg), mercurous mercury (Hg 1+ ), or mercuric mercury (Hg 2+ ). (medscape.com)
  • Long-term dermal exposure to inorganic mercury may also lead to toxicity. (medscape.com)
  • A molecular mechanism of mercury toxicity. (medscape.com)
  • Mercury combines with other elements, such as chlorine, sulfur, or oxygen, to form inorganic mercury compounds or "salts," which are usually white powders or crystals. (cdc.gov)
  • Mercury also combines with carbon to make organic mercury compounds. (cdc.gov)
  • Inorganic mercury (metallic mercury and inorganic mercury compounds) enters the air from mining ore deposits, burning coal and waste, and from manufacturing plants. (cdc.gov)
  • First, unlike elemental mercury, it readily dissolves in water and combines with other ions to form new compounds. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Inorganic mercury takes the form of various compounds known as mercuric salts. (encyclopedia.com)
  • By limiting exposure to mercury metal, vapours, and compounds through such preventive measures as proper ventilation, plant cleanliness and personal hygiene, industrial plants can be made relatively safe from the dangers of mercury poisoning . (britannica.com)
  • Poisoning may result from inhalation of the vapour, ingestion of soluble compounds , or absorption of mercury through the skin. (britannica.com)
  • Mercury exists in several forms: elemental or metallic mercury, inorganic mercury compounds, and organic mercury compounds. (medicinenet.com)
  • Coal naturally contains mercury, a neurotoxin that can damage the nervous system, the brain and other organs. (forbes.com)
  • Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that can disrupt brain function and harm the nervous system. (nrdc.org)
  • The agencies also list fish they say are lower in mercury, a powerful neurotoxin harmful to the developing brains of fetuses, babies and young children. (ewg.org)
  • But just in case its less-than-stellar nutritional profile wasn't enough to make you wary of the ubiquitous goop, get this: HFCS could contain mercury, a known neurotoxin. (motherjones.com)
  • Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that is especially dangerous to young children, nursing mothers, and women of childbearing age. (independent.com)
  • However, this move toward greater energy efficiency is more complex than consumers might realize because all fluorescent bulbs -- both the 4-foot office style bulbs as well as the new spiral-shaped bulbs for household use -- contain mercury, a known neurotoxin. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • I didn't want my children exposed to a neurotoxin like mercury, so I didn't want other people's children exposed either. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Well, mercury is a neurotoxin. (usgs.gov)
  • Policies, including the global Minamata Convention on Mercury and America's domestic Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, are in place to permanently reduce mercury's impact on global health. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • During its first Mercury pass, MESSENGER's cameras imaged a large portion of Mercury's surface that had not been previously seen by spacecraft. (redorbit.com)
  • Useful search terms for mercury include "colloidal mercury," "mercury metal," "metallic mercury," and "quicksilver. (cdc.gov)
  • Mercury: a history of quicksilver. (springer.com)
  • From late Middle English, mercury was used to denote the chemical element of atomic number 80, a heavy silvery-white metal (also called quicksilver ) which is liquid at ordinary temperatures. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Elemental mercury, also known as quicksilver, is mercury in its metallic (solid), elemental form. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The recovery and uses of mercury, also known as quicksilver, have been described since antiquity. (britannica.com)
  • Alchemists in China were believed to have used mercury in trying to convert base metals to gold as early as the 2nd century bce , and the Roman writer Pliny the Elder wrote in the 1st century about the recovery of quicksilver by distillation and condensation, the forerunner of modern methods of metallurgical treatment. (britannica.com)
  • Mercury (Hg) , also called quicksilver , chemical element , liquid metal of Group 12 (IIb, or zinc group ) of the periodic table . (britannica.com)
  • Mercury (Hg), sometimes known as quicksilver, is named for the speedy Roman god who served as messenger for the other gods. (healthy.net)
  • Pure mercury is a liquid metal, sometimes referred to as quicksilver that volatizes readily. (medicinenet.com)
  • Their results not only documented widespread mercury contamination in the songbirds, it also raised concerns about the deadly neurotoxin's ability to enter food webs and harm wildlife in previously unknown ways. (nwf.org)
  • Image Courtesy of Shutterstock Three new reports released this week relay that mercury contamination of seafood. (inhabitat.com)
  • Mercury contamination of fish stocks is widespread in the United States. (nrdc.org)
  • Thomas J. Irvine's company, ClearLite, is introducing a new light bulb in October that prevents mercury contamination if the bulb is broken. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Last week, Gov. Bob Martinez appointed a state task force to look into the mercury contamination. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Vaccine makers add thimerosal (which is half ethyl mercury) to vaccines to prevent bacterial contamination. (lewrockwell.com)
  • Ironically, compact fluorescent bulbs are responsible for less mercury contamination than the incandescent bulbs they replaced, even though incandescents don't contain any mercury. (treehugger.com)
  • Mercury contamination was detected in every fish sampled in 291 streams across the country. (usgs.gov)
  • Mercury contamination was found in every fish studied in rivers and streams across the country. (usgs.gov)
  • So, we also found that there are specific geographic patterns in mercury levels in water and fish across the U.S. So while the most important factor in mercury contamination would be the delivery of mercury onto the landscape, there are these watersheds that seem to be more sensitive in terms of mercury stimulation in fish. (usgs.gov)
  • Elemental mercury is also referred to as mercury-zero. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Elemental mercury can be converted by bacteria into a charged ion (an electrically charged atom or group of atoms) known as mercury-two. (encyclopedia.com)
  • This is because poisoning from elemental mercury is most likely due to inhalation of mercury vapors. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Most small household spills of elemental mercury are not dangerous if cleaned up sensibly. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Elemental mercury usually passes right through the body if swallowed, so this is usually not poisonous to a person with a healthy digestive system . (encyclopedia.com)
  • Elemental mercury is not easily absorbed by the skin, so touching elemental mercury is usually not enough to cause poisoning. (encyclopedia.com)
  • But if elemental mercury is spilled in the home, from a broken thermometer or fluorescent light, for example, it must be correctly and carefully cleaned up. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Some cinnabar deposits may also contain elemental mercury. (britannica.com)
  • The Mercury Export Ban Act (MEBA) of 2008 prohibits federal agencies from selling or distributing elemental mercury. (nist.gov)
  • Thanks to new efforts from NIST researchers, elemental mercury - which is disappearing rapidly from commercial thermometers - may soon be replaced as a temperature reference material . (nist.gov)
  • The association between serotonin transporter gene promotor polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) and elemental mercury exposure on mood and behavior in humans. (medscape.com)
  • Elemental mercury when released by a dental amalgam is inhaled and (80 percent of it) absorbed by the lungs and retained in the body. (lewrockwell.com)
  • Carefully handle and dispose of products that contain mercury, such as thermometers or fluorescent light bulbs. (cdc.gov)
  • Melinda Wenner's " Corn Syrup's Mercury Surprise " (July/August 2009) tells the story of Renee Dufault, an FDA researcher who began to suspect that some high fructose corn syrup might contain mercury when she learned from an EPA report that some chemical companies make lye by pumping salt through large vats of the heavy metal. (motherjones.com)
  • Climate change and overfishing are among the causes as these factors cause larger fish to eat more smaller fish that contain mercury. (healthline.com)
  • Experts recommend that pregnant women avoid fish that often contain high levels of mercury as well as other foods that could contain mercury. (healthline.com)
  • This article provides links to information about sources of mercury exposure, potential health effects, fish that may contain mercury, consumer products that contain mercury, and ways to reduce your exposure to mercury. (medicinenet.com)
  • About a quarter of these fish were found to contain mercury at levels exceeding the criterion for the protection of people who consume average amounts of fish, established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (usgs.gov)
  • Inorganic Mercury and Organic Mercury DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 81-123 (January 1981). (cdc.gov)
  • Exposure to high levels of metallic, inorganic, or organic mercury can permanently damage the brain, kidneys, and developing fetus. (cdc.gov)
  • Avoidance of elemental and inorganic mercury (mercury-based dental amalgam) and organic mercury (fish and seafood) is the first-line treatment for allergy to mercury. (springer.com)
  • Unfortunately, methyl or organic mercury accumulates in fish and many have such high levels that they become unsafe to eat. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The organic mercury is what gets into the food chain. (scientificamerican.com)
  • That organic mercury acts very similarly to the elemental form. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Small amounts of mercury are also used in making common household items like fluorescent bulbs and some thermometers. (cdc.gov)
  • Metallic mercury is used in glass thermometers, silver dental fillings, and button batteries. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Metallic mercury is used to produce chlorine gas and caustic soda, and is also used in thermometers, dental fillings, and batteries. (cdc.gov)
  • Many people do not take the risk of mercury poisoning seriously because they have played with elemental or liquid mercury or broken thermometers containing mercury without ill health effects. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Beginning in the 17th century, advancing science and technology brought a continuous increase in demand for mercury for use in thermometers, barometers, and electrical and chemical applications. (britannica.com)
  • Mercury does not wet glass or cling to it, and this property, coupled with its rapid and uniform volume expansion throughout its liquid range, makes it useful in thermometers . (britannica.com)
  • Elemental, or metal mercury, is found in thermometers . (scientificamerican.com)
  • This has helped reduce the use of mercury in many consumer goods, such as certain electronics and batteries, thermostats and thermometers, household appliances, and fluorescent light bulbs. (nist.gov)
  • Currently, mercury is used to define one of the 16 fixed points that make up the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90) , a temperature standard used to calibrate thermometers. (nist.gov)
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six U.S. women of childbearing age have unsafe levels of mercury in their bodies for a developing fetus, and 45 states warn pregnant women to limit fish consumption from their waters. (nwf.org)
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 percent of American women - roughly 7 million women - already have so much mercury in their blood that if they became pregnant, it would pose a threat to the developing fetus (CDC 2001). (ewg.org)
  • Until then, scientists had not considered forest songbirds candidates for mercury poisoning. (nwf.org)
  • In the past, according to a State of Michigan publication titled Mercury Poisoning, it was used as the active ingredient in ointments, animal worming medicines, antiseptics, disinfectants, diuretics and fungicides. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In the early mining and furnacing of cinnabar and mercury, workers showed the symptoms of mercury poisoning, but little was known of the cause and treatment. (britannica.com)
  • Throughout history, cinnabar has been used as a pigment or colouring because of its attractive red colour, and in the 19th century some American Indians in California complained of illness that was diagnosed as mercury poisoning caused by cinnabar in war paint. (britannica.com)
  • Discussions of "mercury poisoning" are misleading, because mercury only becomes methylmercury under certain conditions, and methylmercury can only be absorbed by human beings in relevant quantities under certain conditions (for example, the element Selenium seems to prevent the absorption of methylmercury). (forbes.com)
  • What is mercury poisoning? (scientificamerican.com)
  • We asked Jay Schauben , director of the Florida/U.S. Virgin Islands Poison Information Center-Jacksonville, to explain mercury poisoning. (scientificamerican.com)
  • What's the difference between having mercury exposure and mercury poisoning? (scientificamerican.com)
  • Does Piven have mercury poisoning? (webmd.com)
  • So, Lois Capps suffers from mercury poisoning. (independent.com)
  • Mercury poisoning can cause skin disorders, impaired senses, and birth defects. (healthline.com)
  • Short-term, the CFL bulbs save energy, but long-term -- without recycling -- we cause mutation of the human race by poisoning our environment with mercury. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • The severity of mercury poisoning depends on the level of exposure, usually determined by a blood test. (medicinenet.com)
  • The first sign of mercury poisoning occurred four months later when her speech began to be slurred. (lewrockwell.com)
  • In addition to these manifestations, Dr. Sallie Bernard and her colleagues, in a study titled, ' Autism: A Unique Type of Mercury Poisoning ,' describe the speech difficulties, unusual behavior (such as unprovoked crying spells and head banging), various degrees of cognitive impairment, gastrointestinal difficulties, and immune difficulties that these autistic children can have. (lewrockwell.com)
  • If a mercury-containing lightbulb or thermometer breaks, however, it can spill mercury onto surfaces and release mercury vapors into the air. (cdc.gov)
  • Breathing vapors in air from spills, incinerators, and industries that burn mercury-containing fuels. (cdc.gov)
  • Methylmercury and metallic mercury vapors are more harmful than other forms, because more mercury in these forms reaches the brain. (cdc.gov)
  • Short-term exposure to high levels of metallic mercury vapors may cause effects including lung damage, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, increases in blood pressure or heart rate, skin rashes, and eye irritation. (cdc.gov)
  • Consumers are told to ventilate the room immediately, and that everyone should leave the room for 15 minutes to avoid breathing the mercury vapors. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • More mercury in the environment can increase the amounts of methylmercury that these small organisms make. (cdc.gov)
  • The form of mercury that is of particular concern to human health is called methylmercury (or monomethylmercury), a combination of mercury, carbon and hydrogen. (forbes.com)
  • The availability of mercury is not the key factor in the formation of methylmercury. (forbes.com)
  • Reducing discharges of mercury to surface water means lower methylmercury concentrations in fish. (nrdc.org)
  • Because methylmercury biomagnifies in aquatic food chains, eating seafood at the low end of the food chain, such as wild salmon and sardines, significantly limits your mercury exposure. (healthline.com)
  • The question of how methylmercury, an organic form of mercury, is produced by natural processes in the environment has stumped scientists for decades, but a team led by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has solved the puzzle. (newswise.com)
  • Until now, we did not know how the bacteria convert mercury from natural and industrial processes into methylmercury," said ORNL's Liyuan Liang, a co-author and leader of a large Department of Energy-funded mercury research program that includes researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Tennessee. (newswise.com)
  • Mercury can pass from a mother to her baby through the placenta during pregnancy and, in smaller amounts, through breast milk after birth. (cdc.gov)
  • These guidelines allow far higher amounts of mercury in the food supply, and in women's blood, than the NAS recommended. (ewg.org)
  • Burning coal to generate electricity releases dangerous amounts of mercury that cause birth defects and other problems. (forbes.com)
  • That mercury eventually settles on land or water, and constitutes a portion of the small amounts of mercury that exists in most living things. (forbes.com)
  • That kind of mercury causes significant amounts of neurological damage. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Nationwide testing found that mothers who eat the species of fish in the amounts recommended by FDA and EPA risk exposing their babies to harmful doses of mercury while not providing them with enough healthy omega-3s. (ewg.org)
  • In other words, they eat a lot of fish with small amounts of mercury in them over the course of a lifetime. (healthline.com)
  • Those small amounts accumulate into larger amounts as they eat both greater volumes of fish or subsist on a diet of fish that contain a lot of mercury. (healthline.com)
  • However, existing techniques, such as precipitation or ion-exchange, are expensive and not sufficiently efficient: small but significant amounts of mercury still remain in the water. (europa.eu)
  • 50 years ago, massive amounts of mercury were dumped in their. (fsrn.org)
  • State health officials on Friday issued new warnings about six types of fish that are not safe to eat or safe only in small amounts because of dangerous mercury levels in South Florida's Everglades. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • We enrolled 254 women who eat at least two meals of seafood, fish or shellfish every week and measured the amount of mercury in their hair to assess how much mercury was in their bodies. (ewg.org)
  • Irvine's team also found that it was possible to use a mercury amalgam (similar to what is used for some dental work), which reduces the amount of mercury needed. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • The UN released a report leading up to the conference that showed the amount of mercury in the world's oceans has doubled in the past century. (scientificamerican.com)
  • The team found that the amount of mercury deposited on US soil will be comparable between the Minamata and domestic policies. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Although mercury naturally occurs throughout the environment, the mother's diet is the primary source of mercury exposure for most breastfed infants before they are introduced to complementary foods. (cdc.gov)
  • Coal plants are not a dangerous source of mercury. (forbes.com)
  • While dental offices are not a major contributor of mercury to the environment generally, dental offices are the main source of mercury discharges to municipal wastewater treatment plants. (nrdc.org)
  • Up until now, coal-fired power plants have essentially had a free pass to pollute, even though they are our nation's largest source of mercury pollution. (independent.com)
  • The highest source of mercury in America's air and water results from the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, at utilities that supply electricity. (treehugger.com)
  • Methyl mercury is particularly dangerous for the developing fetus, babies, and young children. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Demethylation of methyl mercury in different brain sites of Macaca fascicularis monkeys during long-term subclinical methyl mercury exposure. (medscape.com)
  • Fish harbor another organic form of mercury - methyl mercury, which is obtained from plankton that synthesize it from inorganic mercury extracted from the sea. (lewrockwell.com)
  • Actor Rami Malek had to learn the piano before playing iconic singer Freddie Mercury in new biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody. (usatoday.com)
  • Who infected Freddie Mercury? (yahoo.com)
  • How did Freddie Mercury contract AIDS? (yahoo.com)
  • Question: "Who gave Freddie Mercury AIDS? (yahoo.com)
  • Did Jim Hutton have AIDS before he met Freddie Mercury? (yahoo.com)
  • www.advocate.com/hiv/2016/11/23/ freddie - mercury s. (yahoo.com)
  • www.alternativenation.net/ freddie - mercury . (yahoo.com)
  • May 10, 2020 · Freddie Mercury 's fans were devastated when he revealed to the world he was battling AIDS. (yahoo.com)
  • Why did HIV kill Freddie Mercury and not others before him? (yahoo.com)
  • I think Freddie Mercury was diagnosed in 1987 and Magic Johnson 1991. (yahoo.com)
  • Do you REALLY believe that Freddie Mercury was gay? (yahoo.com)
  • Freddie Mercury died in his home on the 24th of November, 1991, at the age of 45 from AIDS . (yahoo.com)
  • When was Freddie Mercury diagnosed with AIDS? (yahoo.com)
  • Freddie Mercury was diagnosed with AIDS in 1987 , but publicly denied it until the day before his death on November 24, 1991 . (yahoo.com)
  • A day after his public statement was released, Freddie Mercury died at the age of 45 on 24 November 1991. (yahoo.com)
  • Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is pleased to announce and welcome Liz Kruesi as the new Editor of Mercury Magazine, the quarterly magazine bringing space and astronomy news to ASP members since 1972, and Mercury Online, the companion website blog introduced in 2019. (astrosociety.org)
  • Jun 08, 2019 · Mercury 's lover, Jim Hutton, said the singer felt it was the ultimate betrayal. (yahoo.com)
  • Metallic mercury is a shiny, silver-white, odorless liquid. (cdc.gov)
  • 100 workers exposed to metallic mercury vapour in mercury cell rooms and 100 control workers were studied. (ilo.org)
  • EWG provides guidelines for choosing seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids and low in mercury. (ewg.org)
  • Still have questions about seafood, mercury or omega-3 fats? (ewg.org)
  • The aim is to encourage seafood consumption without overdoing the mercury. (ewg.org)
  • So women should minimize mercury exposure because only then will they get the maximum benefit of seafood. (ewg.org)
  • Now a new EWG study finds that adhering to the federal government's recommendations on seafood and mercury may be risky, potentially leading women to eat too much of the wrong kind of fish. (ewg.org)
  • The most common way that people are exposed to mercury is through fish and seafood, according to the FDA. (webmd.com)
  • Exposure to high levels of mercury, often from consumption of fish and other seafood, can damage developing brains, reducing children's IQs. (scientificamerican.com)
  • However, America's consumption of mercury through seafood will be an estimated 91% lower under the global policy and just 32% lower under America's MATS policy alone. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • These agencies and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) focus exclusively on mercury in seafood, to the extent that the NIH will not fund studies that address mercury in amalgams and vaccines. (lewrockwell.com)
  • Mercury is a naturally-occurring element in the environment and is also released into the environment through human activities such as burning coal and oil. (cdc.gov)
  • EPA estimates that between 60 and 75 percent of mercury in U.S. waters is from man made pollution, and that coal fired power plants are the largest and only unregulated source (EPA 2001). (ewg.org)
  • Coal fired power plants currently emit 68,000 pounds of mercury a year (EPA 2000). (ewg.org)
  • If the share of future electricity supply that comes from coal increases from the projected 6 percent to 25 percent, more than 350,000 pounds of additional mercury would be released into the environment over the next 20 years. (ewg.org)
  • Assumes 25% of all new power plants use coal and emit mercury at the current average annual rate (188 pounds per plant per year). (ewg.org)
  • One of the most common justifications for seeking to restrict and ban the use of coal is that burning coal causes massive health dangers such as high mercury levels in our bodies. (forbes.com)
  • When we burn coal, that mercury gets released into the atmosphere and ultimately rains down into bodies of water. (forbes.com)
  • Mercury is released in the air by volcanoes, wildfires, and in far lesser quantities, the burning of coal. (forbes.com)
  • Coal is one of the most important supplies of affordable and reliable energy and it is not significantly impacting human exposure to mercury in the environment. (forbes.com)
  • Given those two facts, it is very disingenuous to use mercury emission reductions as an argument to restrict the use of coal. (forbes.com)
  • Shutting down coal power will make electricity more expensive and threaten human health, while the impact on mercury exposure would be so small that it will have no observable effect. (forbes.com)
  • It can come from many different kinds of sources-such as coal-fired power plants and industrial boilers, cement plants, the disposal of mercury-added products, and mining sites. (nrdc.org)
  • but the coal has mercury and arsenic in it and we don't want it in our water. (bing.com)
  • During the past few months, the Sierra Club, America's largest grassroots environmental organization, has been holding mercury-testing events around the country that enable people to find out for themselves how coal pollution is threatening their health. (independent.com)
  • Though I do not live near a coal-fired power plant, I was one of the participants who learned she has a potentially dangerous level of mercury. (independent.com)
  • Mercury is a toxin that spreads around the globe mainly through the burning of coal, industrial use and through natural processes such as volcanic eruptions. (newswise.com)
  • Mercury is found in many rocks including coal. (medicinenet.com)
  • When coal is burned, mercury is released into the environment. (medicinenet.com)
  • Today, the vast majority of mercury is released by human activity, predominantly through burning coal, waste incinerators and mining. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • A coal-burning power plant will emit four times more mercury to produce the electricity for an incandescent bulb than for a compact fluorescent. (treehugger.com)
  • Mercury pollution is a widespread national and global concern. (nrdc.org)
  • This is a frightening amount of pollution because of how extremely dangerous mercury pollution is to human health. (independent.com)
  • Most recently, one of the committees on which I serve passed legislation to stop EPA from finalizing this common sense step to reduce mercury pollution. (independent.com)
  • Since a compact fluorescent bulb uses 75 percent less energy than an incandescent bulb, and lasts at least six times longer, it is responsible for far less mercury pollution in the long run. (treehugger.com)
  • Diseases related to mercury amalgam fillings. (springer.com)
  • It is also found in fluorescent light bulbs, thermostats, some pesticides, switches, preservatives, some paints, and in some dental amalgam fillings - although there are often mercury-free options available. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Mercury can also enter the environment from dental offices: excess amalgam from new cavity fillings or old amalgam fillings being replaced are washed down the drain, enter the publicly owned wastewater treatment plant, and are released into the environment. (nrdc.org)
  • The fillings referred to as "silver" are actually a mixture of silver, tin, copper, and mercury, and are more properly called amalgam fillings. (healthy.net)
  • It is interesting to note that in Sweden, mercury amalgam fillings are banned. (healthy.net)
  • If cost is a factor, and you have no medical problems that can be traced to mercury sensitivity, then amalgam fillings may not be a negative health factor for you, and you can continue to have such fillings. (healthy.net)
  • The FDA needs to immediately adopt the NAS committee recommendations and expand its health advisory for mercury to include all the fish that are hazardous to pregnant women. (ewg.org)
  • Then the mercury should be sealed in three layers of plastic bags and disposed of according to local hazardous waste procedures. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Contact your local household hazardous waste facility to learn how to dispose of mercury. (cdc.gov)
  • Even if a homeowner does not break a bulb, the disposal of anything containing mercury, including light bulbs, is hazardous. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Burning hazardous wastes, producing chlorine, breaking mercury products, and spilling mercury, as well as the improper treatment and disposal of products or wastes containing mercury, can also release it into the environment. (medicinenet.com)
  • The nervous system is sensitive to all forms of mercury. (medlineplus.gov)
  • There are inadequate human cancer data available for all forms of mercury. (cdc.gov)
  • Various forms of mercury are widely found in sediments and water. (newswise.com)
  • Forms of mercury. (medicinenet.com)
  • This page can help identify potential sources of mercury, including some fish and a few skin creams, and help you make informed choices to avoid it. (ca.gov)
  • What are the forms sources of mercury? (medicinenet.com)
  • Sources of mercury. (medicinenet.com)
  • Currently the two most important sources of mercury exposure for Americans are dental amalgams and vaccinations. (lewrockwell.com)
  • UNIDO is leading and facilitating the introduction of clean technologies and policy reform to minimize the use and discharges of mercury. (unido.org)
  • Exposure to mercury can affect the infant's brain and nervous system development during pregnancy and after birth. (cdc.gov)
  • At lower doses, mercury is especially dangerous to children, because it harms the development and function of the central nervous system. (nwf.org)
  • Mercury salts, which are basically industrial, if you breathe in or ingest them, gravitate more toward the kidney and not so much the nervous system. (scientificamerican.com)
  • The study was part of a special report on mercury published in the April 2005 issue of Ecotoxicology, which included 21 papers from 71 scientists. (nwf.org)
  • In order to learn about the history of asteroid and comet impacts on Mercury, scientists have to distinguish between the primary and secondary craters. (nasa.gov)
  • Mercury wafting out of oilsands operations is impacting an area - or "bull's-eye" - that extends for about 19,000 square kilometres in northeast Alberta, according to federal scientists. (bing.com)
  • In a press conference held on July 3, scientists announced that the MESSENGER probe has detected water in the very tenuous atmosphere surrounding Mercury. (slate.com)
  • Almost 60 percent of participants had more mercury than a stricter limit recommended by Grandjean, who analyzed hair samples for EWG's study, and scientists from two prestigious European institutions. (ewg.org)
  • To remove it from industrial waste-water, US scientists have developed an efficient method by using an easy-to-grow bacterial strain engineered in bioreactors to produce a mercury-binding protein. (europa.eu)
  • When possible, scientists would also like avoid working with mercury. (nist.gov)
  • However, scientists are confident that future experiments will demonstrate the feasibility of SF 6 replacing mercury as a temperature reference. (nist.gov)
  • Its findings could unlock the secrets of how Mercury formed, and help scientists to understand what our solar system was like at its very beginning. (popularmechanics.com)
  • Launched in 2004, the probe-whose full name is the Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging spacecraft-will be the first in history to orbit the closest planet to the Sun, and its findings will help scientists answer fundamental questions about the dawn of the solar system. (popularmechanics.com)
  • Scientists have been puzzled about how Mercury formed, because Mercury features a metal-rich core that accounts for about 60 percent of the planet's mass, twice that of any of the other terrestrial planets-Venus, Earth or Mars. (popularmechanics.com)
  • The Mercury Mariner, introduced in the 2005 model year, also had the structural modifications. (iihs.org)
  • The Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute were introduced in the 2001 model year, and the Mercury Mariner was introduced in 2005. (iihs.org)
  • No previous fossae had been discovered on Mercury from the Mariner 10 images, so the IAU had to approve a new naming scheme"""significant works of architecture. (redorbit.com)
  • When Mariner 10, the only other space mission to visit Mercury, examined the surface 33 years ago, the Sun illuminated a different portion of the planet. (redorbit.com)
  • Before MESSENGER, the last craft to visit Mercury was Mariner 10, which photographed just 45 percent of the surface during flybys in 1974 and 1975. (popularmechanics.com)
  • Because mercury accumulates in the muscle tissue (filet) of the fish, neither preparation (trimming skin or fat) nor cooking method reduce mercury exposure. (cdc.gov)
  • A university lab tested samples of their hair, where mercury accumulates and reflects the level in the body as the hair grew. (ewg.org)
  • NIOSH Criteria Documents: Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Inorganic Mercury DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 73-11024 (1973). (cdc.gov)
  • Contains a standard for mitigation of exposure to inorganic Mercury to prevent adverse effects over a working lifetime. (cdc.gov)
  • Humans are exposed to mercury from mercury-containing dental amalgam filling, fish consumption, and vaccines. (springer.com)
  • There are no safe levels of mercury exposure in humans, and hypersensitivity to mercury, the patient's clinical condition, and the severity of disease are not related to the dose. (springer.com)
  • As rain comes down on the landfill, mercury from thousands of CFLs seeps into the local water supply, which then exposes both animals and humans to more mercury in the environment. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Humans cannot create or destroy mercury. (medicinenet.com)
  • The association between a genetic polymorphism of coproporphyrinogen oxidase, dental mercury exposure and neurobehavioral response in humans. (medscape.com)
  • Larger fish that have lived longer (swordfish, tuna, shark, king mackerel and tilefish) have the highest levels of mercury because they have had more time to accumulate it. (cdc.gov)
  • And loons in the Northeast show the highest mercury levels of all. (nwf.org)
  • Another alarming result was the discovery of high mercury levels in northern waterthrushes, songbirds that feed on insects along rivers and wetlands. (nwf.org)
  • In addition, the report identified for the first time nine "biological hotspots" (see list below) in the U.S. Northeast and eastern Canada: areas where mercury levels are so high that they are harming certain wildlife species. (nwf.org)
  • As a result of FDA's refusal to use state of the art science in its mercury policy, thousands of women put their babies at risk unnecessarily by eating fish that are presumed safe, but which in fact have elevated levels of mercury when compared to standards recommended by the NAS (EWG 2001). (ewg.org)
  • Larger and older fish tend to have the highest levels of mercury. (cdc.gov)
  • Guzzi G, Ronchi A, Barbaro M, Soldarini A, Pigatto P. Levels of mercury in patient with mercury dental amalgam. (springer.com)
  • This leads to higher mercury levels in fish, which leads to higher mercury levels in our bodies when we eat fish. (forbes.com)
  • His doctor says tests revealed Piven has mercury levels five to six times higher than normal, and has ordered a fish-free diet and rest. (scientificamerican.com)
  • At around the same time, a study published in the journal Environmental Health reported that researchers had found low levels of mercury in certain brands of kid-favored foods, like grape jelly and chocolate milk. (motherjones.com)
  • High levels of exposure to mercury can harm the brain , heart , kidneys , lungs , and immune system of people of all ages, especially fetuses, according to background information from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (webmd.com)
  • What caused Piven's mercury levels to soar? (webmd.com)
  • Don't eat shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or tilefish because they contain high levels of mercury. (webmd.com)
  • Colker says Piven's long-term prognosis is "very good" because his mercury levels "continue to normalize. (webmd.com)
  • The events, held in more than 30 cities across the U.S., found a substantial number of people with levels of mercury in their bodies that the EPA considers unsafe. (independent.com)
  • Experts say mercury levels are increasing in many of the fish in our diet. (healthline.com)
  • Despite efforts over the decades to reduce levels of mercury in the air and water, a combination of climate change factors and overfishing has caused mercury levels in many of the fish we eat to continue to rise. (healthline.com)
  • Their model also predicted a 56 percent increase in mercury levels in Atlantic bluefin tuna from 1969 to now as a result of increased seawater temperatures. (healthline.com)
  • Fish at the top of the food chain - the ones on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) do-not-eat list - contain higher levels of mercury due to bioaccumulation. (healthline.com)
  • Overfishing has impacted mercury levels in certain fish due to changes in their overall diets. (healthline.com)
  • Hence, Atlantic cod had high levels of mercury until their primary food source, herring, were overfished. (healthline.com)
  • This caused cod's mercury levels to drop. (healthline.com)
  • The most positive take-home message from the current project is that, on a global scale, mercury levels are being reduced. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Which plants contain detectable levels of mercury? (medscape.com)
  • Products from mercury cell chlor-akali plants used in the production of high-fructose corn syrup have been shown to contain detectable levels of mercury. (medscape.com)
  • Dependence of blood levels of HSP70 and HSP90 on genotypes of HSP70, GSTT1, and GSTM1 gene polymorphism in individuals chronically exposed to mercury. (medscape.com)
  • Wang Y, Goodrich JM, Gillespie B, Werner R, Basu N, Franzblau A. An investigation of modifying effects of metallothionein single-nucleotide polymorphisms on the association between mercury exposure and biomarker levels. (medscape.com)
  • In fact, fish from 27% of our sites actually contained mercury levels that exceed the U.S. EPA criterion, which is 0.3 ppm. (usgs.gov)
  • They set this criterion for the protection of people who eat fish, an average amount of fish, which is about two meals a week of fish with the levels of mercury. (usgs.gov)
  • Where are the highest levels of mercury in fish found? (usgs.gov)
  • So we found the highest levels in mercury in fish in water in the coastal plain streams in Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, and North and South Carolina. (usgs.gov)
  • Mercury (Hg) is a naturally occurring metal. (cdc.gov)
  • The best way to reduce mercury exposure from fish is to eat mostly small fish, which naturally contain less mercury. (cdc.gov)
  • Mercury is a naturally occurring metal which has several forms. (cdc.gov)
  • Mercury, a metal element, exists naturally throughout the world--most notably in the oceans, which are estimated to contain hundreds of thousands of tons of mercury , as well as in the air, soil and consequently in most forms of plant and animal life in various concentrations and chemical forms. (forbes.com)
  • Unfortunately, naturally thriving mercury-tolerant bacteria are rare and cannot be grown easily in culture. (europa.eu)
  • NIOSHTIC-2 search results on Mercury - NIOSHTIC-2 is a searchable database of worker safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and journal articles supported in whole or in part by NIOSH. (cdc.gov)
  • People are exposed to mercury not just through dental fillings, but also through certain foods, the air, pesticides, and sewage. (healthy.net)
  • On January 14, 2008, MESSENGER flew by Mercury and snapped images of a large portion of the surface that had not been previously seen by spacecraft. (nasa.gov)
  • Alan Shepard's Freedom 7 Mercury spacecraft as it is displayed at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. (space.com)
  • Freedom 7, the Mercury spacecraft that NASA astronaut Alan Shepard rode on a 15-minute suborbital flight on May 5, 1961, is leaving the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., where it has been on display since December 1998. (space.com)
  • Freedom 7's arrival at the library will mark the second time a Mercury spacecraft has visited Massachusetts. (space.com)
  • Three other flown Mercury spacecraft are on loan from the Smithsonian to museums around the country, including the Astronaut Hall of Fame in Florida, Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry in Illinois, and at Space Center Houston in Texas. (space.com)
  • NASA's Messenger has returned the first photograph taken by a spacecraft circling Mercury, a tad under two weeks after it went into orbit around the solar system's innermost planet. (theregister.co.uk)
  • The spacecraft launched back in 2004, and subsequently made three fly-bys of Mercury before permanently taking up position above the surface. (theregister.co.uk)
  • The spacecraft is currently in an "orbital commissioning phase" prior to beginning full operations over Mercury on 4 April. (theregister.co.uk)
  • Walter Wally Schirra poses in his Mercury pressure suit with a model of the Mercury spacecraft behind him. (space.com)
  • These newly christened features were discovered from images taken by the MESSENGER spacecraft during its first flyby of Mercury in January. (redorbit.com)
  • The Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft has become the first to orbit the solar system's innermost planet. (popularmechanics.com)
  • EDT last night, March 17, the MESSENGER spacecraft completed its 17 minute-long process of entering orbit of Mercury. (popularmechanics.com)
  • In 1985, Chen Wan Yin, a NASA mission design expert, came up with a way to send an orbiter to Mercury via multiple flybys of Venus and Mercury itself, using their gravity to slow the spacecraft. (popularmechanics.com)
  • Information on how to reduce mercury exposure in different jobs is available from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), external icon and on this fact sheet pdf icon [PDF-77KB] external icon . (cdc.gov)
  • That's because 12 states already have mandatory programs to reduce mercury discharges into wastewater treatment plants. (nrdc.org)
  • Mercury exposure from "silver" tooth fillings: emerging evidence questions a traditional dental paradigm. (springer.com)
  • In addition, the previously mentioned researchers have reported that when the metal comes in contact with saliva, there is a "battery effect" in which currents are generated, causing mercury molecules from the surface of the fillings to be released into the tissues. (healthy.net)
  • However, fillings may be the largest single source of exposure to mercury. (healthy.net)
  • If you presently have mercury fillings in your mouth, there is no need to panic and remove them. (healthy.net)
  • If an individual academic unit creates its own questionnaire(s), then the Mercury Liaison should send the defaults to the mercury.info [at] mcgill.ca (TLS Mercury system administrator) after receiving any required Faculty approvals. (mcgill.ca)
  • Mercury is an element that is found in air, water and soil. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Extremely rare natural alloys of mercury have also been found: moschellandsbergite (with silver), potarite (with palladium), and gold amalgam. (britannica.com)
  • We found that almost 30 percent of our participants had too much mercury exposure according to Environmental Protection Agency guidelines for pregnant women. (ewg.org)
  • Curious, Dufault sent some samples of foods containing HFCS out for mercury testing, and sure enough, the lab found mercury in most of the samples. (motherjones.com)
  • Mercury is an element found throughout the environment. (webmd.com)
  • This site provides information and fact sheets in multiple languages about mercury found in some skin creams. (ca.gov)
  • The researchers found that this two-gene cluster is present in all known mercury-methylating bacteria, and they predicted that more than 50 other microorganisms may methylate mercury because they have a pair of similar genes. (newswise.com)
  • Mercury Insurance found in a recent survey that 17% of homeowners admitted to not having even read their insurance policy to know what is or isn't covered, and 50% of those surveyed are under the impression that their insurance policy will protect 100% of their property for any claim they might file. (prweb.com)
  • University of Wisconsin researchers recently found that mercury added to a lake reached top predators faster than the mercury that already existed in their environment. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Harvard researchers found that twice as much of the mercury in the Arctic Ocean originates from the rivers as from the atmosphere, according to a 2012 study . (scientificamerican.com)
  • Mercury is also contained in some of the products we use, which may be found in your home, at the dentist, and at schools. (medicinenet.com)
  • We sampled water, stream sediment and fish in nearly 300 streams across the country and we found mercury in all of the fish that we sampled. (usgs.gov)
  • And we even found high mercury in fish in some areas that are mined in the West. (usgs.gov)
  • University laboratory research demonstrates in cell culture that mercury, a poisonous heavy metal, quickly damages brain cells. (youtube.com)
  • On December 15, 2016, the EPA issued for publication its final rule to address mercury discharged from dental offices into publicly owned wastewater treatment plants. (nrdc.org)
  • ESA invites European schools to join together to observe the transit of Mercury taking place on Monday 9 May 2016. (esa.int)
  • On 9 May 2016, from 11:12 until 18:42 UT, an entire transit of Mercury will be visible from western Europe. (esa.int)
  • Taking blood samples from the birds in 2000, McFarland and Rimmer also discovered mercury. (nwf.org)
  • EPA's December 2000, decision to regulate mercury through "maximum achievable control technology" (MACT) is a good step toward achieving this target. (ewg.org)
  • The Ford Taurus and the Mercury Sable were redesigned for the 2000 model year to provide more advanced occupant restraint features. (iihs.org)
  • Mercury salts may be used in skin creams and ointments. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Mercury salts are sometimes used in skin lightening creams and as antiseptic creams and ointments. (cdc.gov)
  • In addition, the high electrical conductivity of liquid mercury has led to its use in sealed electric switches and relays, industrial power rectifiers, fluorescent and mercury-vapour lamps, mercury cell batteries, and as moving cathodes in the large-scale production of chlorine and caustic soda. (britannica.com)
  • An electrical discharge through mercury vapour contained in a fused silica tube or bulb produces a bluish glow rich in ultraviolet light , a phenomenon exploited in ultraviolet, fluorescent, and high-pressure mercury-vapour lamps. (britannica.com)
  • An interesting application, though not of great commercial significance, is the use of mercury vapour instead of steam in some electrical generating plants, the higher boiling point of mercury providing greater efficiency in the heat cycle. (britannica.com)
  • Mercury is extracted from cinnabar by roasting it in air, followed by condensation of the mercury vapour. (britannica.com)
  • A sufficiently large number of bacteria are now continuously treating mercury-polluted water inside a bioreactor. (europa.eu)
  • The bacteria finally die and can then be incinerated to recuperate the accumulated pure mercury. (europa.eu)
  • The efficiency of the procedure is incredibly high, with the bacteria removing mercury from polluted water down to a few nanograms per litre. (europa.eu)
  • More bacteria would hasten mercury turning into its dangerous form. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Skin creams with mercury may not be labeled. (ca.gov)
  • Mercury guard Diana Taurasi, the WNBA career scoring leader, discusses the 2017 season, Brittney Griner and looking ahead to 2018 on Monday. (azcentral.com)
  • The good electrical conductivity of mercury makes it exceptionally useful in sealed electrical switches and relays. (britannica.com)
  • Mercury is the ingredient that makes the inner phosphor coating of any fluorescent bulb produce light. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • The use of mercury in the manufacture of chlorine and caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) by electrolysis of brine depends upon the fact that mercury employed as the negative pole, or cathode , dissolves the sodium liberated to form a liquid amalgam. (britannica.com)
  • The Supreme Court ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency in a case on how federal regulators set limits on mercury emitted from power plants, finding that the EPA failed to take economic costs into account. (pbs.org)
  • NRDC filed its first lawsuit against the Trump Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for illegally rescinding a rule that would protect the public from 5 tons of mercury discharges every year. (nrdc.org)
  • This global drive will work in conjunction with America's domestic guidelines on mercury release - the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) - set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Actor Jeremy Piven, best known as loudmouth talent agent Ari Gold on HBO's Entourage , has made an early exit from the Broadway play Speed the Plow , blaming a mercury-rich sushi diet and possibly use of herbal medicine. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Dec. 18, 2008 -- Actor Jeremy Piven has ended his role in the Broadway revival of the David Mamet play Speed-the-Plow after being diagnosed with a "high mercury count. (webmd.com)
  • Replacing the "Apollo to the Moon" exhibition room, which opened with the museum in 1976, the new gallery "will tell the story of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs, going from nothing to six landings on the Moon in only 14 years - only eight years and two months from Kennedy's challenge to successfully landing. (space.com)
  • Walter "Wally" Schirra was the only one of his fellow astronauts to fly in three NASA programs: Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. (space.com)
  • Prior to the flights of astronauts in Project Mercury, the first U.S. human spaceflight program, chimpanzees were used to better understand the effects of acceleration and weightlessness. (si.edu)
  • The Mercury program was NASA's inaugural human spaceflight program. (space.com)
  • Mercury is often emitted to the atmosphere in its reduced form, gaseous elemental Hg 0 . (pnas.org)
  • After it enters the atmosphere, the mercury eventually rains down into our rivers, lakes, and streams - contaminating the fish we eat. (independent.com)
  • The lack of atmosphere and close proximity to the Sun also makes Mercury a planet of extremes. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Once released into the atmosphere, mercury inevitably finds itself in the waterways of the world. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Volcanoes and the erosion of rock has released mercury into the atmosphere for millions of years. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The researchers needed to consider the genesis and release of mercury, its movements through the atmosphere, waterways and ecosystems, its passing into the seas and the oceanic food chain, then finally into human diets and the consequent ramifications on human health. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • And it releases a steady stream of gaseous mercury atoms that linger in the atmosphere for months (eventually falling back to earth and its oceans in an inorganic form in rain drops). (lewrockwell.com)
  • Even when in a solid state, combined with other metals as an alloy, mercury atoms continually escape into the atmosphere. (lewrockwell.com)
  • But NASA selected Scott Carpenter, a fellow member of the Mercury Seven. (space.com)
  • After the Mercury program, Schirra continued working for NASA, this time with Project Gemini. (space.com)
  • NASA waited so long to return to Mercury-this time with an orbiter-because of two major challenges. (popularmechanics.com)
  • Mercury mission may refer to: A mission to the planet Mercury, see List of missions to Mercury A mission of the NASA Mercury program, see Project Mercury Mission to Mercury (1965 novel) Mercury (disambiguation) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Mercury mission. (wikipedia.org)