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Human mercury exposure and effects in Europe

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Dec. 4, 2013)

The effects of human exposure to mercury (Hg) and its compounds in Europe have been the focus of numerous studies that differed in their design, including recruiting different population groups at different levels of exposure and by using different protocols and recruitment strategies. The objective of this work was to review current studies of ...

Removing mercury with activated carbon

by TIGG Corporation  (Feb. 18, 2013)

Granular Activated carbon is effective at physically adsorbing trace components from gas streams due to its high population of micropores; however, the capacity is low. By impregnating the granular activated carbon with a compound that will chemically react with the mercury, capacity can be enhanced. It is imperative that not only must the mercury ...

Agreement on mercury finally here

by NILU - The Norwegian Institute for Air Research  (Jan. 25, 2013)

In Geneva 19 January 2013, due to successful interaction between science and policy making, governments within the UN agreed to a global, legally-binding treaty to prevent emissions and releases of mercury. Prof. Jozef Pacyna and his team at NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research, have played a major role in providing the UN policy makers ...

Response of fish tissue mercury in a freshwater lake to local, regional, and global changes in mercury emissions

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Mar. 21, 2014)

A suite of mechanistic atmospheric and mercury cycling/bioaccumulation models is applied to simulate atmospheric mercury deposition and mercury concentrations in the water column and fish in a mercury‐impaired freshwater lake located in the northeastern United States that receives its mercury loading primarily through deposition. Two ...


by Valahia University  (Jun. 21, 2007)

Abstract Mercury is a naturally occurring metal found in the Earth’s crust. At high doses, mercury is known to cause adverse human health effects. Over the past several years, EPA (the Environmental Protection Agency) has focused on mercury exposures because of its potential to cause adverse human health and environmental effects, and because of ...

Global change and mercury cycling: Challenges for implementing a global mercury treaty

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Aug. 27, 2013)

The Minamata Convention aims to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury. The provisions of the Minamata Convention are examined to assess their influence on global biogeochemical cycling of mercury. Though the Convention's scope covers all major categories of atmospheric emissions, the ...

Pre‐anthropocene mercury residues in North American freshwater fish

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Oct. 29, 2013)

Mercury has been entering the environment from both natural and anthropogenic sources for millennia, and humans have been influencing its environmental transport and fate from well before the Industrial Revolution. Exposure to mercury (as neurotoxic monomethylmercury (MeHg)) occurs primarily through consumption of finfish, shellfish, and marine ...

Interactions between mercury and phytoplankton: Speciation, bioavailability and internal handling

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Oct. 11, 2013)

In the present review, key interactions between Hg and phytoplankton are described and discussed in order to highlight the role of phytoplankton in the biogeochemical cycle of Hg and to understand direct or indirect Hg effects on them. Phytoplankton are exposed to various Hg species in surface waters. By Hg uptake, phytoplankton affect the ...

Mercury Control Demonstrations

by Energy, Utility & Environment Conference (EUEC)  (Sep. 21, 2011)

C1.1 | Halogens and Sulfur in Coals and their Influence on Co-benefit Mercury Capture Bernhard Vosteen | President, Vosteen Consulting Gmbh Not only the range of the coal mercury content itself, but also the range of the native halogen and sulfur contents in coal are of great influence on co-benefit mercury capture, wet and dry. The ...

Remediation of the mercury-contaminated sediments in Svartsjoarna with Geotube

by TenCate - Geotube  (Sep. 12, 2013)

The Challenge Svartsjoarna in Sweden are located near Paulistrom. Through the lake, a small river runs into the river Eman. This Eman river is considered to be one of the most valuable water courses in Sweden. The river has a very high diversity of fish species and animal like otter. Some parts of the river have very well developed meander ...

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