As United Nations delegates end their mercury treaty talks today, scientists warn that ongoing emissions are more of a threat to food webs than the mercury already in the environment. At the same time, climate change is likely to alter food webs and patterns of mercury transport in places such as the Arctic, which will further complicate efforts to keep the contaminant out of people and their food. The discovery that new mercury seems to be more of a threat than old mercury could add impetus for reducing global emissions. “For ocean fish and people eating them, it may take decades to see the benefits,” said Noelle Selin, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “But without a treaty, things are only going to get worse.” An increase equivalent to about one-quarter of the 2005 human-caused mercury emissions, or about 500 tons per year, is expected by 2020 if there are no major changes.
The "Vaccine Construction," an unholy alliance of bought-off government employees in the US and the vaccine industry, is almost literally weeping and gnashing their teeth over what's happening at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP 5).
Mercury contamination from artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Sekotong, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) province, and in Poboya, Central Sulawesi province, threatens the surrounding tourist areas, rice fields, forests and parks, environmental NGO BaliFokus Foundation has stated based on recent findings.
Mercury contamination in big fish such as sharks, swordfish and certain types of tuna is on the rise, and smaller traces of the toxic metal may be enough to cause restricted brain development or other health problems for humans who eat them, according to data released Tuesday.
A preliminary vote endorsing the continued use of dental amalgam has put the spotlight on the American Public Health Association (APHA), since it has long recognized the harm to the environment and public health of mercury releases.
A month after large batches of Chinese baby formula were found to contain dangerous levels of mercury, state media outlets reported Monday that the authorities have discovered more shipments of contaminated formula, this time poisoned with a cancer-causing toxin.
Far from being an essential dental product with no viable alternatives, amalgam (mercury) fillings are substitutable with other filling materials.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of children in the United States with autism has risen by 78 percent over the past decade.