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  • How mercury gets into the sea

    Mercury released into the atmosphere by industry enters the sea and from there makes its way into the food chain. Now, an analysis by the University of Basel has revealed how the harmful substance enters seawater in the first place. This is not primarily via rainfall, as previously assumed, but rath more

  • 22 hazardous chemicals added to EU regulation on imports and exports

    Exporters of the substances now have to notify their designated national authority before exporting them. In most cases, consent from the importing country is also needed. In addition, exports from the EU of a series of mercury-containing articles, such as fluorescent lamps, have also been banned. 1 more

  • Removing toxic mercury from contaminated water

    Water which has been contaminated with mercury and other toxic heavy metals is a major cause of environmental damage and health problems worldwide. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present a totally new way to clean contaminated water, through an electrochemical proce more

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Looking at Mercury Vapour

Using a Mercury lamp to reveal dangerous Mercury vapour. more

Chemical Exposures and the Brain: The Flint Water Crisis and More

The water crisis gripping Flint, Michigan has exposed thousands of children to unsafe lead levels, triggering a federal emergency declaration and national conversation about basic public health protections. Lead can be toxic to the brain, and children can be particularly vulnerable. However, the ... more

Mercury

The liquid metal Mercury is element number 80. more

Infographics Mercury

Transition Metals

This graphic looks at some general properties of the transition metals – I had a little less space to work with than with the previous graphics, on account of the large number of elements that the transition metals encompass, but hopefully what’s included is still of use. more

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Dog's Mercury

Dog's Mercury Mercurialis perennis, or Dog's Mercury, is a spring flower found across Europe , but almost absent from Ireland , Orkney and Shetland . It is a hairy dioecious perennial with erect stems bearing simple, serrate leaves. The inflor ... more

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