Category Archives: Mercury

Mercury Science Fact Sheet

By | August 2, 2010

The largest source of annual air-borne Hg is from natural sources such as volcanoes, forest fires, and oceans. Emissions from Yellowstone National Park, for example, likely exceed that of all Wyoming coal-fired power plants combined. Under current estimates of total annual air-borne sources of Hg into the world cycle, US power plant emissions account for as little as… Read More »

How Safe Are We From The Fish We Eat? A Review of the Current Literature on Mercury, Fish and Human

By | March 2, 2010

This paper focuses on currently wide-spread and growing State fish consumption advisories. State notices are attributed to health concerns about “contaminants” such as traces of fish methylmercury (MeHg) in a wide range of aquatic systems including lakes, rivers, watershed basins and coastal zones.  State issued advisories are in addition to – and sometimes conflict with – federal advisories.