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  • Catching up with quicksilver: MXene material can counter mercury contamination

    Researchers estimate that mercury emissions in the atmosphere have quadrupled since the Industrial Revolution. The heavy metal, generated by burning fossil fuels and the disposal of industrial and medical waste, has become so persistent in aquatic environments that the U.S. Food and Drug Administrat more

  • 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

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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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Isotopes of mercury

Isotopes of mercury There are seven stable isotope s of mercury (Hg) with Hg-202 being the most abundant (29.86%). The longest-lived radioisotope s are 194Hg with a half-life of 444 years, and 203Hg with a half-life of 46.612 days. Most of the ... more

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