Mercury’s scorching daytime heat may help it make its own ice at caps

Planet Mercury illustration (stock image).Credit: © Matthieu / Adobe Stock It is already hard to believe that there is ice on Mercury, where daytime temperatures reach 400 degrees Celsius, or 750 degrees Fahrenheit. Now an upcoming study says that the Vulcan heat on the planet closest to the sun likely helps make some of that ice.advertisement […]

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New potential cause of Minamata mercury poisoning identified

One of the world’s most horrific environmental disasters — the 1950 and 60s mercury poisoning in Minamata, Japan — may have been caused by a previously unstudied form of mercury discharged directly from a chemical factory, research by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has found.advertisement “By using state-of-the-art techniques to re-investigate a historic animal brain […]

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Fish consumption and mercury exposure in pregnant women in coastal Florida

Mercury contamination of the marine environment is a global public health concern. Human exposure occurs primarily by eating seafood, especially large predatory fish such as swordfish and albacore tuna. Those most vulnerable — pregnant women: mercury exposure during pregnancy has been associated with cognitive impairment, including memory, attention, fine motor skills, and other markers of […]

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