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  • Mercury Rising – Enviro Technology and mercury monitoring

    The first global treaty on mercury has put the metal firmly on the emissions monitoring agenda in 2013.  The Minamata Convention – which binds governments in over 140 countries to actively prevent mercury emissions and releases – was signed in January 2013. Mercury has long since been recognised as a chemical of global concern due to both its ability to travel long distances in ...

  • Is There Mercury in Your Skin Cream?

    Health officials inCaliforniahave traced the mercury poisoning of a 39 year old woman to skin-lightening cream fromMexico. Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that at least 22 people in five households inCaliforniaandVirginiahad used mercury-laced skin-lightening creams made inMexico. Twelve Californians and ten Virginians had elevated levels of mercury in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Validation of Method for Mercury in Potable Water

    ALcontrolALcontrol Laboratories is one of the UK’s leading contract analysis companies, specialising in areas including the analysis of air, water, food, land and asbestos. The Water Group have been operational for more than 25 years and has developed and grown significantly in recent times. One area that ALcontrol specialise in is the testing of environmental waters to meet very low detection ...


    By P S Analytical Limited

  • Validation of Method for Mercury in Environmental Waters

    ALcontrolALcontrol Laboratories is one of the UK’s leading contract analysis companies, specialising in areas including the analysis of air, water, food, land and asbestos.  The Water Group have been operational for more than 25 years and has developed and grown significantly in recent times. One area that ALcontrol specialise in is the testing of environmental waters to meet very low ...


    By P S Analytical Limited

  • California’s Prop 65 and Public Health Concerns over Mercury and Mercury Compounds

    In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns over exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65.  Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Succimer found ineffective for removing Mercury

    Succimer, a drug used for treating lead poisoning, does not effectively remove mercury from the body, according to research supported by the National Institutes of Health. Some families have turned to succimer as an alternative therapy for treating autism. "Succimer is effective for treating children with lead poisoning, but it does not work very well for mercury," said Walter Rogan, M.D., head ...

  • On-line demonstration of direct mercury analysis from Quantitech

    QUANTITECH, the Milton Keynes based supplier of environmental monitoring instrumentation, has published a short video showing a new mercury analysis technology that demonstrates the speed and simplicity that is now possible in the analysis of both liquid and solid samples. The video can be viewed at www.quantitech.co.uk/entity11.aspx Performed by ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • North America: Mercury elevated in fish and waters

    Mercury contamination in water and fish throughout Indiana, USA, has routinely exceeded levels recommended to protect people and wildlife. About one in eight fish samples tested statewide had mercury that exceeded the recommended safety limit for human consumption. The causes include mercury in the rain and mercury going down the drain, according to a recently released federal study. The most ...

  • Impact of mercury exposure from chlor-alkali plants

    An EU project, EMECAP1, has investigated levels of mercury exposure to populations living near chlor-alkali plants and the impact on human health. It found that the overall health risk was low, but was higher for some workers at the plants and for those who consumed contaminated fish or had mercury dental fillings. Mercury is a natural element but human activities, such as mining and ...

  • UK Launch for New Direct Mercury Analyser

    QUANTITECH LTD is launching a new addition to the Teledyne Leeman Labs ‘Hydra’ family of mercury analysers: the Hydra-C. The Hydra-C is a fully automated mercury analyser employing thermal decomposition and atomic absorption for the rapid (5 minutes) direct analysis of liquid or solid samples without a need for acid digestion. Hydra-C is designed to satisfy the requirements of the US EPA ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Finding alternatives to mercury in small-scale gold mining

    Artisanal small-scale gold mining (ASM), largely practised in Asia, South America and Africa, contributes significantly to mercury emissions, both in the developing world and globally. A recent study investigates an alternative to using mercury in ASM. The EU Mercury Strategy1 recognises the need for global action to reduce mercury in the environment. This includes actions to help other countries ...

  • Source of Mystery Mercury Spill in Arizona Remains Unknown

    On March 31st, the El Mirage Fire Department released a news bulletin about a mercury spill at a bank-owned home in the town.  Fire crews from El Mirage and hazardous materials teams from the nearby towns of Peoria and Surprise responded to the scene.  It is not known how a quantity of greater than one pound of mercury was spilled at the vacant home. Anyone with information concerning ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New PerkinElmer mercury analyzer simplifies contamination testing

    PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and the environment, has introduced the SMS 100, a new analyzer designed to improve the detection and measurement of mercury in solids and liquids and help minimize the need for complex sample preparation. The SMS 100 helps accurately measure mercury at low levels in a variety of sample types, enabling environmental ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Gasmet launches new Mercury emissions monitor

    Gasmet, the Finland based manufacturer of advanced gas analysis systems, will launch a new continuous mercury monitoring system (CMM) at Mercury 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland (28th July – 2nd August). Gasmet Europe’s Antti Heikkilä says “The CMM employs cold vapour atomic fluorescence (CVAF) to deliver very low detection limits at a significantly lower cost than other ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Increase mercury vapor detection range by 10X

    New vapor dilution module extends detection range of the Jerome J505 from nanograms to milligrams. How it works: The new 10:1 dilution module for the J505 reduces the concentration of mercury vapor in the sample stream by a factor of ten, allowing for a much higher detection limit. Rather than the standard upper detection limit of 500 μg/m3, the new J505 dilution module ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Mercury emissions monitor draws crowds in Edinburgh

    Gasmet unveiled a new continuous mercury monitoring system (CMM) at Mercury 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland, during the ‘International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant’. Expressing his delight with the number of enquiries received, Gasmet Europe’s Antti Heikkilä said: “With delegates from over 50 countries, the conference was extremely well attended and our ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • EPA admits error in proposed mercury MACT rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has acknowledged in a letter to non-profit power trade organization Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG) that it made a conversion error in the way mercury emissions data was calculated to set limits for the agency’s mercury maximum achievable control technology (MACT) floor in the proposed Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule. EPA ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • `Chemical fingerprints` could reveal source of mercury pollution

    Scientists have described a new method for tracking down the source of mercury pollution from burning coal. By analysing the chemistry of the pollution, it is possible to identify which region the coal was originally from. Mercury pollution in the atmosphere comes mainly from coal-fired power stations and chemical plants. Mercury is naturally present in coal and is emitted when it is burned as ...

  • Jerome Mercury Detection – Innovation Across the Globe

    Arizona Instrument’s line of Jerome® toxic gas analyzers is designed to provide accurate and reliable data in compact, rugged and easy to use packages. Our patented gold film sensor technology in particular is referenced in countless other patents dealing with mercury waste and removal, just some of which are listed below. Jerome is a trusted standard when it comes to ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Toy Jewelry Containing Mercury - a Real Threat

    LA Testing provides mercury testing services to determine if products or the environment contain the hazardous metal. Los Alamitos, CA, May 24th, 2010 Earlier this year the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued warnings about toy jewelry containing mercury.  Glass pendants containing the liquid metal have appeared in the state and if they ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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