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Dynamics of Mercury Pollution on Regional and Global Scales

This book provides a detailed overview of our current understanding of different dynamic patterns involved in the redistribution of mercury in the global environment and its impact on human health and ecosystems. Mercury pollution in different regions of the world is a growing concern from environmental and epidemiological point of view. The increasing trends of energy production from fossil fuel combustion, mercury usage in a large variety of ...

Mercury

Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun, is different in several respects from the other three terrestrial planets. In appearance, it resembles the heavily cratered surface of the Moon, but its density is high, it has a magnetic field and magnetosphere, but no atmosphere or ionosphere. This book reviews the progress made in Mercury studies since the flybys by Mariner 10 in 1974-75, based on the continued research using the Mariner 10 archive, on ...

Mercury Fate and Transport in the Global Atmosphere

Mercury, primarily because of its existence and bioaccumulation as methylmercury in aquatic organisms, is a concern for the health of higher trophic level organisms, or to their consumers. This is the major factor driving current research in mercury globally and in environmental regulation, and is the driver for the current UNEP Global Partnership for Mercury Transport and Fate Research (UNEP F&T) initiative. The overall focus of the UNEP F&T ...

Advances in Mercury Toxicology

Fate in the Environment: Speciation of Mercury in the Environment; H. Akagi, H. Nishimura. Disposition in the Body: Mechanisms of Urinary Excretion of Methylmercury; P. Kostyniak. Role of Glutathione in Mercury Disposition; A. Naganuma, et al. Biotransformation: Mercury Vapor Uptake and Oxidoreductases in Erythrocytes; S. Halbach. Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity: Role of Neuronal Ion Channels in Mercury Intoxication; T. Narahashi; et al. ...

Global and Regional Mercury Cycles: Sources, Fluxes and Mass Balances

Essential themes in the biochemical cycling of mercury are the relative importance of anthropogenic versus natural sources, transformation and migration processes at the local, regional and global scale, global emission inventories of different mercury sources (both point and diffuse) of both natural and anthropogenic origin. In this regard, Siberia, with its vast territory and variety of natural zones, is of special interest in the global ...

Mercury - Cadmium - Lead Handbook for Sustainable Heavy Metals Policy and Regulation

Although this is a handbook for policy and regulation, the major part of it is filled with data on the three heavy metals that served as examples: mercury, cadmium and lead. Their stocks, productions, prices, trade flows, uses and applications, recovery and recycling, as well as their (eco)toxicological characteristics have been collected and presented to their fullest extent. In addition, they are thoroughly analysed for consistency, ...

Mercury as a Global Pollutant: Human Health Issues

This book comprises papers which were initially presented as part of the Human Health Effects of Methylmercury section at the Fourth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant held in Hamburg, Germany, August 4-8, 1996. The international concern for the human health effects of methylmercury, especially potential effects on the fetus, continues and is the basis for a number of the papers presented in this book. The papers ...

Radioactive and Stable Isotope Geology

Accelerating progress in the application of radioactive and stable isotope analysis to a varied range of geologicla and geochemical problems in geology has required a complete revision of Isotopes in the Earth Sciences, published in 1988. This new book comprises four parts: the first introduces isotopic chemistry and examines mass spectroscopic methods; the second eeals with radiometric dating methods. Part Three examines the importance ...

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