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Rice Methylmercury Exposure and Mitigation

It is commonly believed that dietary ingestion of one of the most toxic forms of mercury, methylmercury, is primarily due to eating fish. This is not necessarily the case in many areas of the world where rice is a staple food and the levels of methylmercury in rice...

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New Mercury Detection Limit Requirements

Here at Brooks Rand Labs, we have noticed many of our Canadian clients are working under new discharge permits with lower method detection limit (MDL) requirements for total mercury (Hg). Some water quality guidelines are even demanding site-specific detection limits...

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Mercury Gurus Endeavor to Map North America

The daunting question of how to manage land and wildlife with respects to impacts made by mercury cycling and bioaccumulation are difficult to address on a local, regional, national, and international level. In a collaborative effort lead by the Biodiversity Research...

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Ethylmercury and Human Health Article

Mercury is a dangerous neurological toxin and too much exposure has been responsible for several poisoning outbreaks around the world. Routes of exposure and metabolism have been well documented for elemental mercury, organic mercury, and inorganic mercury. In...

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Fate of Mercury in Animal Inoculations

Ethylmercury is a major component of thimerosal, a vaccine preservative, and it has neurotoxic effects that are similar to those of methylmercury, but its tissue deposition and clearance rates in organisms are not well-understood. In order to better understand the...

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Genes that Methylate Mercury Identified

When mercury is released into the environment it can be transformed from inorganic mercury into the far more toxic form of methylmercury. Scientists have known for decades that bacteria are largely responsible for the methylation of mercury, but the precise mechanism...

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