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  • Understanding the movement of mercury in the atmosphere

    In order to reduce mercury pollution, we need to understand its movement in the global atmosphere. A UN report summarises current information on mercury transport in the atmosphere and indicates that intensive global monitoring is needed to inform and evaluate policy. As a result of EU policy1, European emissions of mercury have dropped considerably in recent decades, decreasing by about 60 per ...

  • 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.

  • Cemtrex Experiencing Increased Inquiry Levels for Its Mercury Monitors

    Cemtrex Inc. (OTC: CTEI) announced today that in light of recent EPA rulings regarding mercury emissions control, Cemtrex is seeing a big surge in the number of business enquiries and opportunities for its mercury monitor across a wide range of industries such as cement plants, utilities and industrial boilers. In the history of the US EPA, 2011 is a landmark year as four major rules for control ...

  • Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

    What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a chemical element and therefore indestructible. ...

  • Better estimates of worldwide mercury pollution

    Original story at MIT News Once mercury is emitted into the atmosphere from the smokestacks of power plants, the pollutant has a complicated trajectory; even after it settles onto land and sinks into oceans, mercury can be re-emitted back into the atmosphere repeatedly. This so-called “grasshopper ...

  • Arctic Council States welcome Minamata Convention on Mercury

    The Minamata Convention, a global agreement "to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds," will be opened for signature in Minamata, Japan from October 9-11. The Arctic Council States and Permanent Participant organizations welcome the new agreement, recognizing that the Council's scientific work has contributed greatly to ...

  • Mercury 2013 to examine effectiveness of global treaty

    A legally binding agreement to reduce global mercury emissions was signed by 140 countries in January this year, amid delight that an important milestone had been reached in the control of toxic mercury emissions. However, the effectiveness of the treaty will be assessed by a panel of experts during ‘Mercury 2013’ - the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) ...

  • Mercury conference to address global treaty implementation

    The International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (#ICMGP) will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 28th July – 2nd August 2013. The event is the 11th in a series that began in Sweden in 1990 and follows closely behind an international agreement to reduce global mercury emissions. Themed ‘Science Informing Global Policy’ the ICMGP events have been created to ...

  • Safeguarding human health from the effects of mercury

    Mercury is widely considered to be among the highest priority environmental pollutants of concern on the global scale. Although occupational exposure to inorganic mercury is a continuous problem, possible effects on broader sections of the population resulting from widespread dispersal of mercury in the environment has become a major concern in recent years. Mercury has been targeted by agencies ...

  • Mercury Hotspots Detected in Eastern U.S. and Canada

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) – U.S. sources of mercury emissions, particularly coal-fired power plants, are the major cause of five biological mercury hotspots identified in New England, New York and Nova Scotia, according to two new scientific studies. The findings indicate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, is greatly underestimating local and regional impacts of mercury ...

  • Study reveals mercury contamination in Fish Nationwide

    Scientists detected mercury contamination in every fish sampled in 291 streams across the country, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study released today. About a quarter of these fish were found to contain mercury at levels exceeding the criterion for the protection of people who consume average amounts of fish, established by the U.S. Environmental ...

  • UK`s MTI drives mercury monitoring in groundwater to parts per trillion levels

    Environmental monitoring specialists MTI (UK) have made a significant advancement in mercury monitoring with the new portable PDV6000plus, by announcing that the highly toxic metal can now be accurately determined down to 100 ppt (parts per trillion) in drinking and ground water.A common water pollutant, mercury is well known for its toxic effects, with young children at the greatest risk from ...

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Offers Simpler Solution to System Integrity Testing for Mercury Emissions Monitoring

    FRANKLIN, Mass. (May 9, 2007) – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announces the Model 81i MCG mercuric chloride generator, a simpler solution to the demand for weekly system integrity testing for mercury emissions monitoring at coal-fired power plants. An optional feature for new systems and a simple retrofit for installed units, the Model 81i MCG is a fully ...

  • EPA completes cleanup of mercury spill in santurce, Puerto Rico

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed emergency response activities following two mercury spills in Santurce, Puerto Rico. EPA is warning parents and the public not to keep mercury at home and to exercise caution when faced with accidental spills of mercury. The most recent incident began January 25, 2011 at the Fedrecio Asenjo Middles School in Santurce’s Barrio Obrero ...

  • US clean air mercury law will `significantly` impact on power plants

    When the Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) was vacated by a Federal Court last month, it set in motion a number of activities which will significantly impact the power plants and the suppliers.  Decisions already made must be reviewed and flexibility initiated to cope with the uncertainties. Since many expensive projects are underway, and since it may be months or years before a clear federal ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Apex Instruments releases the XC-260 Meter Console for mercury emissions

    Apex Instruments proudly introduces the XC-260 Meter Console for mercury emissions based on U.S. EPA Appendix K of 40 CFR Part 75. This low-cost, portable, field-proven XC-260 Hg Audit System is designed for performance testing, base line studies, and profiling. With the XC-260 Hg Audit System you can manually collect gaseous mercury emissions over a period of several minutes to several hours. ...


    By Apex Instruments, Inc.

  • Fire & Rescue Service deploy ABLE Jerome for mercury spillage detection

    Strathclyde Fire & Rescue Service, acting on the advice of one of its Fire Board’s constituent local authorities’ scientific advisory services namely, Glasgow Scientific Services, has recently purchased ABLE’s Mercury Detection System for its technical support teams and mobile technical support laboratory. Mercury, also called quicksilver or hydrargyrum , is a chemical element with the symbol ...

  • EPA chief: Climate plan on track despite mercury ruling

    A Supreme Court ruling that undermined a federal rule targeting mercury pollution will not affect the Obama administration's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions to slow the effects of global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said she was disappointed with last week's court ruling, but said comparing the mercury rule to the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Mercury 2013 creates launchpad for new UNEP Minamata Convention

    The organisers of the Mercury 2013 International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) have described this year's event as a triumph - with over 900 delegates from over 65 countries, 417 oral presentations and 530 posters, the week-long Edinburgh event was a hive of activity. The conference covered all issues relating to mercury and its potential negative effects on the environment ...

  • Jerome 405 considered number one for mercury detection in the offshore oil and gas industry

    The Jerome 405 is redefining the portable mercury vapour analyser market by way of significant performance enhancements and modern communication capabilities combined to create a new option for mercury spill detection and clean up analysis. It is considered the instrument of choice within the UK Oil and Gas industry, with many major oil companies and operators already taking advantage of its ...

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