Tag Archives: mercury

Preferential binding of Inorganic Mercury to specific lipids and its competition with Cadmium

Mercury is a heavy metal with well-established toxicity that exists in several forms in the environment including elemental, organic and inorganic mercury (Hg), which is the metal form of interest in this study. In addition to toxic

What happened in the dental offices in the 1970s and -80s?

Copper has a long history as an ingredient in mercury based tooth fillings, so called dental amalgams. The old type of copper amalgam (approx. 70% mercury and 30% copper) was provided in the form of tablets and

The dual role of mercury on mitochondrial complexes by sulfur bridges

All forms of mercury are long known to be highly toxic. In recent years, the metal occurrence in dental amalgams has raised worries for the harmful effects due to the slow mercury release in the human body.

Why is atmospheric mercury level decreasing even thought the emissions are increasing?

Mercury is a unique metal that is a liquid at room temperature, which enables it volatile to the air and diffuse ubiquitous at a global scale. It becomes an environmental problem because the consumption of mercury-containing food,

Salt marsh restoration reduces mercury methylation

In this paper we describe analysis of mercury in sediment cores collected from an area of land behind a dyke one year before, and one year after, it was intentionally breached as part of a managed retreat

Selective naked-eye sensors for real time detection of mercury ion in water

Mercury (Hg) is one of the most harmful and toxic chemical pollutants, which is released into the environment through natural or industrial sources. This dangerous heavy metal has the ability to enter the food chain and accumulate

Key elements of proteins involved in the bacterial production of the toxin methylmercury

Mercury is a prevalent global pollutant that has adverse effects on human health.  This toxin is present in the environment not only as a result of releases during natural events, such as volcanic eruptions, forest fires and

Co-benefit control and its enhancement can cost-effectively mitigate mercury emission from coal-fired power plants in China

Atmospheric mercury pollution has been a global concern owing to its neurotoxicity, persistence, long-range transportability and bioaccumulation in ecosystems, especially since Minamata Convention on Mercury was adopted internationally in 2013 to jointly control mercury emissions and releases.

The role of the Amazonian forest in removing atmospheric mercury

Mercury (Hg) is a naturally-occurring chemical element found in rock in the earth’s crust, including in deposits of coal and oil. Nevertheless, it is considered by the Word Health Organization as one of the top ten chemicals of