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CU-Boulder space scientists set for second spacecraft flyby of Mercury
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft, which is toting an $8.7 million University of Colorado at Boulder instrument to measure Mercury's wispy atmosphere and blistering surface, will make its second flyby of the mysterious, rocky planet Oct. 6. View News Article (2008-10-01)


MERCURY POLLUTION IN BOLIVIAN RIVERS
Mercury contamination in rivers of the Amazon Basin is increasingly a cause for concern. The region's soils, naturally containing abundant heavy metals, are one source of this mercury. Gold mining, which is an increasing activity in the Amazon region since gold fever took hold in the 1970s, is the additional major source. Many studies have been conducted on this problem in Brazil and French... View News Article (1999-09-13)


High levels of mercury found in Cataraqui River: Queen's study
The Inner Harbour on the Cataraqui River in Kingston, Ont., has mercury levels in sediment more than two times the Canadian government's most severe effect limits, according to a Queen's University study. View News Article (2010-03-18)


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. View News Article (2010-10-25)


Mercury in atmosphere could be washed out more easily than earlier believed
Scientists for years have been at a loss to explain unexpectedly high levels of mercury in fish swimming the rivers and streams of areas like eastern Oregon, far away from industrial sources of mercury pollution such as coal-fired power plants. View News Article (2005-12-08)


Atmospheric Mercury Has Declined -- But Why?
The amount of gaseous mercury in the atmosphere has dropped sharply from its peak in the 1980s and has remained relatively constant since the mid 1990s. This welcome decline may result from control measures undertaken in western Europe and North America, but scientists who have just concluded a study of atmospheric mercury say they cannot reconcile the amounts actually found with current... View News Article (2003-06-10)


Waterborne carbon increases threat of environmental mercury
Mercury is a potent neurotoxin and a worrisome environmental contaminant, but the severity of its threat appears to depend on what else is in the water. View News Article (2007-12-11)


Measuring mercury: Common test may overestimate exposure from dental amalgam fillings
A common test used to determine mercury exposure from dental amalgam fillings may significantly overestimate the amount of the toxic metal released from fillings, according to University of Michigan researchers. View News Article (2013-03-21)


Low-level mercury exposure in pregnant women connected to ADHD risk in children
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects approximately ten percent of children worldwide, yet its causes are not well understood.  View News Article (2012-10-09)


Study: Fish near coal-fired power plants have lower levels of mercury
A new study from North Carolina State University finds that fish located near coal-fired power plants have lower levels of mercury than fish that live much further away.  View News Article (2010-10-06)

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