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Antiques Pose Mercury Risk
June 21, 2007
According to the Center for Disease Control, mercury can be found in a
variety of antiques, including old mirrors, in medical devices and old
Clocks, for example, used mercury to help the pendulum swing. But erosion can cause even the smallest hole, allowing mercury to leak out.
The CDC states that mercury "can cause damage to your brain, heart and even lead to death," and therefore should not be handled without knowing the proper cleaning methods or professional help.
Extent of Mercury Pollution More Widespread
September 19, 2006 (newswise.com)
Mercury pollution is making its way into nearly every habitat in the U.S.,
exposing countless species of wildlife to potentially harmful levels of mercury,
a new report from the National Wildlife Federation shows.
The National Wildlife Federation report, Poisoning Wildlife: The Reality of Mercury Pollution, is a compilation of over 65 published studies finding elevated levels of mercury in a wide range of wildlife species.
scientists have recently discovered that mercury accumulates in forest soils, indicating that wildlife that live and feed outside aquatic habitats are also at risk of exposure to mercury.
Several states have already taken action to reduce mercury pollution from major sources like waste incinerators, chlorine manufacturers, power plants, and consumer products, and the results are very promising.
Louisiana Facility to Stop Using Outdated Mercury Technology
August 15, 2005 (yubanet.com)
PPG Industries announced late last week that it will replace the outdated mercury technology it uses to produce chlorine at its Lake Charles, Louisiana, plant with cleaner technology. The company said the facility will complete the transformation by mid-2007, reducing the number of chlorine plants in the United States using the mercury process to eight.
State joins challenge to federal mercury rule
August 11th, 2005 (freep.com)
Michigan is the 15th state to challenge a new federal regulation of airborne mercury pollution from electric power plants, saying it's too weak.
State officials filed a motion Wednesday with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., asking to join a lawsuit that contends the rule lets coal-burning generators evade Clean Air Act requirements.
Residents test hair for mercury
August 11th, 2005 (pittsburghlive.com)
The state Department of Environmental Protection will ask its advisory board on Tuesday for permission to start the process for tightening mercury emissions in the commonwealth beyond those issued by the federal government. Some members of the advisory board oppose tougher standards that environmental and health advocates say would improve health.
Most people are exposed to mercury by eating fish that lived in water contaminated by rainfall containing mercury emissions, said Meryl Karol, a University of Pittsburgh professor of environmental and occupational health.
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