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Oceans' increasing mercury levels may be harming fish
Mercury contamination of ocean fish is a serious global health issue, and a new analysis of published reports reveals that the concentration of mercury in yellowfin tuna caught near Hawai'i is increasing at a rate of 3.8 % per year. View News Article (2015-02-03)


Long term exposure to mercury may impair health and memory of dentists
Long term exposure to mercury may impair kidney function and memory among dentists, suggests research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. View News Article (2002-04-25)


Older dental fillings contain form of mercury unlikely to be toxic
A new study on the surface chemistry of silver-colored, mercury-based dental fillings suggests that the surface forms of mercury may be less toxic than previously thought. It appears online in ACS' journal Chemical Research in Toxicology. View News Article (2009-12-10)


Older dental fillings contain form of mercury unlikely to be toxic
A new study on the surface chemistry of silver-colored, mercury-based dental fillings suggests that the surface forms of mercury may be less toxic than previously thought. It appears online in ACS' journal Chemical Research in Toxicology. View News Article (2010-01-28)


Mopping up mercury - a new solution to an old problem
A pilot plant employing a new type of bioreactor has successfully been used to treat mercury-contaminated wastewater in Germany. Dr Irene Wagner-Döbler and colleagues from the GBF National Research Centre for Biotechnology, Germany, developed the technical scale plant based on previous work on mercury-resistant bacteria. Biofilms of bacteria were used in packed bed bioreactors to treat... View News Article (2001-04-01)


Groundbreaking Canada-US study proves link between emissions and mercury pollution in fish
A groundbreaking environmental study to be published in a prestigious American science journal proves that mercury atmospheric emissions will end up in fish in as little as three years. View News Article (2007-09-18)


Mercury contamination found in stranded Victorian dolphins
Monash University research into heavy metal contaminant levels in dolphins from Port Phillip Bay and the Gippsland Lakes has revealed high mercury levels may be a contributing factor to dolphin deaths. View News Article (2008-06-10)


Mercury levels are increasing in popular species of game fish in Lake Erie
Mercury levels in a popular species of game fish in Lake Erie are increasing after two decades of steady decline, scientists are reporting. View News Article (2010-07-15)


Mercury levels are increasing in popular species of game fish in Lake Erie
Scientists are reporting that mercury levels in a popular species of game fish in Lake Erie are increasing after two decades of steady decline. The study, the most comprehensive to date on mercury levels in Great Lakes fish, is in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal.  View News Article (2010-05-21)


Mercury converted to its most toxic form in ocean waters
University of Alberta-led research has confirmed that a relatively harmless inorganic form of mercury found worldwide in ocean water is transformed into a potent neurotoxin in the seawater itself.  View News Article (2011-04-28)

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