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  • Don’t mess with mercury

    As part of Children’s Health month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry today launched its “Don’t Mess with Mercury” video in an effort to protect children from the dangers of mercury. The EPA responds to numerous mercury spills every year that are primarily caused by children playing with mercury. The EPA’s cost for cleanup can ...

  • 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.

  • The organisers of Mercury 2013, International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP)

    From:The organisers of Mercury 2013, International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) To: Journalists When: 4pm Sunday 28th July Where:Soutra Room, Ground Floor, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, The Exchange, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE Why: The ICMGP will address the ...

  • Global Agreement on Mercury Pollution In the Works

    The soaring price of gold may be increasing mercury pollution locally and worldwide. The poisonous heavy metal is used to extract gold from ore in many artisanal mining operations which involve millions of workers and their families. Experts also worry that the increased burning of coal, which naturally contains mercury, is causing the toxic to be released into the air and spread around the ...

  • Many in the U.S. still Encounter Mercury Hazards

    EMSL Analytical offers testing solutions for mercury and other heavy metals to protect people and the environment. Cinnaminson, NJ, October 11th, 2010 Egyptian tombs dating back to 1500 BC have been found to contain mercury.  Mercury is a metal that is in a liquid state at standard conditions for temperature and pressure.  Due to mercury’s unique ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EU close to agreeing mercury device controls

    EU governments and the European parliament’s rapporteur MEP have struck a compromise deal paving the way for a ban on mercury in all fever thermometers. The restrictions will also cover similar measuring devices, such as barometers, that are intended for public sale. A committee of EU member state representatives formally backed the first-reading deal on Tuesday. But the accord has yet to ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Global warming could increase mercury accumulation in fish

    Methylmercury may accumulate more quickly in fish as the climate grows warmer, new research suggests. Researchers in the US have found that levels of the toxin were higher in fish exposed to higher temperatures; global warming could therefore lead to increased human exposure to methylmercury through seafood consumption. Methylmercury is a powerful toxin that has been linked with IQ ...

  • Global agreement needed on mercury pollution, says UN

    Governments need to accelerate the effort to deliver an international agreement on the poisonous heavy metal mercury Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said today. Experts are becoming increasingly concerned that increased burning of coal-naturally contaminated with mercury-is leading to releases to the air in some parts of the world from where it can spread ...

  • 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 ...

  • One in Every Four New Yorkers` Blood High in Mercury

    NEW YORK, New York, July 23, 2007 (ENS) - One in every four adult New Yorkers has elevated blood mercury levels, according to survey results released today by the New York City Health Department, and the elevations are closely tied to fish consumption. Asian and higher-income New Yorkers eat more fish, and have higher average mercury levels than others, both locally and nationally. Nearly half ...

  • CORMETECH Sales of COMET™ Mercury Oxidation SCR Catalyst top 7000MW in 2013

     Multiple utilities have applied Cormetech's COMET™ SCR catalyst technology in consideration of the EPA MATS rule which requires a decrease in the amount of mercury emissions.  Over the past two years, Cormetech has designed and commissioned multiple unique solutions of this cutting edge technology to increase ...


    By Cormetech, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Mercury Reported in Fish from San Francisco’s Crystal Springs Reservoir

    LA Testing provides testing services to prevent mercury from the environment and food products from impacting people and animals. Garden Grove, CA, August 2nd, 2010 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Natural reduction of mercury levels in fish slower than predicted

    Mercury, in the form of monomethylmercury, can accumulate in fish to high concentrations, presenting the greatest concern for human exposure to this potent neurotoxin. New long-term research of fish in a natural setting has shown that removal rates of the toxin from body tissues are likely to be even slower than thought. Mercury accumulates in fish through their diet and can reach especially ...

  • 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

  • Study: No Link Between Mercury Exposure and Autism-like Behaviors

    The potential impact of exposure to low levels of mercury on the developing brain – specifically by women consuming fish during pregnancy – has long been the source of concern and some have argued that the chemical may be responsible for behavioral disorders such as autism. However, a new study that draws upon more than 30 years of research in the Republic of Seychelles reports that ...

  • 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 ...

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