Mercury
Mercury Science Fact Sheet Print E-mail
Written by SPPI   
Sunday, 01 August 2010 22:18

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 0.5%.



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Critical Comments on the Methodology & Feasibility of the EPA's Proposed "Clean Air Mercury Rule" Print E-mail
Written by Center for Science and Public Policy   
Sunday, 01 August 2010 20:58

Critical Comments on EPA’s Proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; and, in the Alternative, Proposed Standards of Performance for New and Existing Utility Steam Generating Units: Notice of Data Availability (as issued in Federal Register, vol. 69, no. 230, December 1, 2004, 69864-69878)



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Fish, Mercury and Cardiac Health - A Review of the Current Literature Print E-mail
Written by Robert Ferguson   
Saturday, 31 July 2010 13:46
In this companion to our white paper, How Safe Are We From the Fish We Eat?, we offer a scientific analysis and evaluation of another serious public health scare related to fish consumption using the latest peer-reviewed literature: there is emerging evidence that trace amounts of “mercury” in fish could overwhelm the positive effects of Omega-3 fatty acids, causing cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and even death in adults. The “emerging evidence” appears to be based on two highly suspect studies.


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State of New Jersey v. United States EPA on Utility Unit Mercury Emissions Print E-mail
Written by Robert Ferguson and the Washington Legal Foundation   
Monday, 01 March 2010 21:59

Human exposure to mercury (Hg) emitted from utility units is not harmful. To become a potential human health hazard, mercury must undergo a complex chain of bioprocessing and reprocessing (biomethylation) into the compound methylmercury (MeHg), which must be ingested, primarily through fish, in a sufficiently large dose to cause harm.



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How Safe Are We From The Fish We Eat? A Review of the Current Literature on Mercury, Fish and Human Print E-mail
Written by Robert Ferguson   
Monday, 01 March 2010 21:52

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.



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Making Sense of State Fish Advisories: A Policy-Maker's Guide to Mercury, Fish and Public Health Print E-mail
Written by Robert Ferguson   
Monday, 01 March 2010 21:49


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