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  ATSDR - ToxFAQs™: Mercury
Mercury salts are sometimes used in skin lightening creams and as antiseptic creams and ointments.
Mercury's harmful effects that may be passed from the mother to the fetus include brain damage, mental retardation, incoordination, blindness, seizures, and inability to speak.
Mercury in whole blood or in scalp hair is measured to determine exposure to methylmercury.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov /tfacts46.html   (1029 words)

  
 Mercury- British Encyclopedia Online
Mercury was named by the Romans after the fleet-footed messenger of the gods because it seemed to move more quickly than any other planet.
Mercury's rolling, dust-covered hills have been eroded from the constant bombardment of meteorites.
Although Mercury is not tidally locked to the Sun, its rotational period is tidally coupled to its orbital period.
www.british-encyclopedia.com /astronomy-mercury.html   (822 words)

  
 PSR Discoveries: Hot Idea: Mercury Unveiled
Mercury is the smallest of the inner, rocky planets (Mars, Earth, and Venus) and the closest to the Sun.
This hypothesis also predicts that Mercury should have higher concentrations of elements that have very high boiling points (called refractory elements), such as calcium and aluminum, and not much of the elements that boil at low temperatures (called volatile elements), such as sodium and potassium.
This indicates that the surface in this region of Mercury is underlain by a chemically distinctive layer at depth.
www.psrd.hawaii.edu /Jan97/MercuryUnveiled.html   (2149 words)

  
 CPCS: Mercury and its Many Forms
Mercury is not well absorbed across the skin so skin contact is not likely to cause mercury poisoning, especially with a brief one-time exposure.
Inorganic mercury compounds are known as "mercuric salts." Some of the mercuric salts include: mercuric chloride, mercuric iodide, mercuric nitrate, mercuric sulfide, yellow mercuric oxide, red mercuric oxide, ammoniated mercury, mercurous chloride and mercurous acetate.
A spill of a large amount of mercury (more than the amount of mercury in a household fever thermometer) can be dangerous to all members of the household including pets because of the mercury vapors in the air of the house.
www.calpoison.org /public/mercury.html   (2187 words)

  
 Mercury
Mercury is the only body in the solar system known to have an orbital/rotational resonance with a ratio other than 1:1 (though many have no resonances at all).
Mercury's interior is dominated by a large iron core whose radius is 1800 to 1900 km.
Mercury is often visible with binoculars or even the unaided eye, but it is always very near the Sun and difficult to see in the twilight sky.
www.seds.org /nineplanets/nineplanets/mercury.html   (1269 words)

  
 FDA / EPA What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish and Shellfish - March 2004
The risks from mercury in fish and shellfish depend on the amount of fish and shellfish eaten and the levels of mercury in the fish and shellfish.
Mercury occurs naturally in the environment and can also be released into the air through industrial pollution.
Mercury falls from the air and can accumulate in streams and oceans and is turned into methylmercury in the water.
www.cfsan.fda.gov /~dms/admehg3.html   (1086 words)

  
 StarChild: The planet Mercury
Mercury is very close to the Sun and has no substantial atmosphere.
Scientists theorize that Mercury's field is due to an iron-bearing core or possibly to the solar winds.
The surface of Mercury has been shaped by three processes: impact cratering where large objects struck the surface resulting in crater formation, volcanism where lava flooded the surface, and tectonic activity where the planet's crust moved in order to adjust to the planetary cooling and contracting.
starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov /docs/StarChild/solar_system_level2/mercury.html   (325 words)

  
 The Planet Mercury [encyclopedia]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mercury can only be seen from Earth just before sunrise or just after sunset, but not in the middle of the night.
Mercury is very difficult to study from the Earth because it is always so close to the Sun.
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are the planets closest to the Sun.
kosmoi.com /Space/Planets/Mercury   (378 words)

  
 ATSDR - ALERT! Patterns of Metallic Mercury Exposure, 06/26/97
Mercury is also used in other common consumer products such as fluorescent light bulbs, barometers, medical equipment such as blood pressure measurement instruments, and mercury switches in children's sneakers that light up.
Because metallic mercury vaporizes into the air at room temperatures, it presents an immediate health risk to anyone spending a significant amount of time in a room where metallic mercury is sprinkled or spilled onto the floor, or where opened containers of metallic mercury are present.
Mercury vapors are readily absorbed into the bloodstream from the lungs, and the human central nervous system, which is still developing during the first few years of life, may become damaged.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov /alerts/970626.html   (1967 words)

  
 Mercury
This is important because early mercury poisoning might cause only very mild, clinically insignificant increases in symptomatology in each individual which, when seen in the aggregate, might provide an important clue that toxic exposure to mercury is taking place.
Measurement of mercury in urine is the recommended biologic monitor for workers exposed to metallic and inorganic mercury.
The concentration of mercury in blood reflects exposure to organic mercury as well as metallic and inorganic mercury; thus it can be influenced by the consumption of fish containing methylmercury.
www.pp.okstate.edu /ehs/training/mercury.htm   (1861 words)

  
 USGS Minerals Information: Mercury
Mercury is the only common metal that is liquid at room temperature.
Mercury has uniform volumetric thermal expansion, good electrical conductivity, and easily forms amalgams with almost all common metals except iron.
Most mercury is used for the manufacture of industrial chemicals and for electrical and electronic applications.
minerals.usgs.gov /minerals/pubs/commodity/mercury   (143 words)

  
 Mercury - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Some mercury is natural in the environment.Some comes from our intentional uses of mercury, and some is a polluting byproduct of burning coal and certain mining and manufacturing processes.
It is relatively easy to prevent mercury from some sources from entering the environment, but it may be very difficult to control mercury from other sources.
On the other hand, the mercury in the emissions from burning coal or heating taconite pellets is difficult to capture and, even when captured, over time some of the captured mercury could escape to the environment.
www.pca.state.mn.us /air/mercury.html   (451 words)

  
 Mercury Free and Healthy, The Dental Amalgam Issue
Resistances to mercury and the several antibiotics were examined in the oral and intestinal floras of six adult monkeys prior the the installation of amalgam fillings, during the time they were in place, and after replacement of the amalgam fillings with glass ionomer fillings (in four of the monkeys).
Mercury was elevated in AD in most regions studied, but the high variability of mercury levels in both AD and control subjects prevented the AD-control difference from reaching significance.
The aim of the present investigation was to study the elimination half-time of mercury in plasma, erythrocytes and urine over an extended period of time after amalgam removal in a group of 10 patients with subjective symptoms by the patients themselves referred to their amalgam fillings and a group of 8 healthy subjects.
www.amalgam.org   (13311 words)

  
 mercury on Encyclopedia.com
Mercury was discovered in antiquity, and was known to the ancient Chinese, Hindus, and Egyptians, but was not recognized as an element.
Mercury rising: is global action needed to protect human health and the environment?
Measuring exposure to an elemental mercury spill--Dakota County, Minnesota, 2004.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/m1/mercury.asp   (591 words)

  
 NEWMOA - Mercury Reduction Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mercury Education and Reduction Model Legislation: a copy of the full Mercury Education and Reduction Model Legislation, a summary and rationale for the major provisions, background information on the Model Legislation, and the response to public comments.
Indoor Air Mercury: (doc, pdf) A report describing why mercury is a problem in indoor air, the sources of mercury in indoor air, guidelines for mercury exposure, and studies on indoor air mercury.
Mercury poses a serious threat to human health and the environment, and is the focus of numerous public health, business assistance, policy, and legislative efforts throughout the New England states.
www.newmoa.org /Newmoa/htdocs/prevention/mercury   (689 words)

  
 Mercury Business Technology Optimization (BTO) Software
Mercury is the global leader in Business Technology Optimization (BTO) software and services.
Mercury enables IT organizations to shift their focus from managing IT projects to optimizing business outcomes.
Global 2000 companies and government agencies worldwide rely on Mercury to lower IT costs, reduce risks, and optimize for growth; address strategic IT initiatives; and optimize enterprise application environments like J2EE,.NET, and ERP/CRM.
www.mercury.com   (159 words)

  
 Mercury
Mercury offers a comprehensive range of tools for structure visualisation and the exploration of crystal packing.
Mercury is distributed a part of the CSD system, but is also available as a free download.
Some of the advanced functionality in Mercury is only available to registered Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) System subscribers.
www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk /products/csd_system/mercury   (324 words)

  
 Mercury - News
Mercury is a Java-based MSN client (and upcoming Jabber client).
For details on what you can do with Mercury, please click here.
I emailed my host with links to the 1710 windows setups (he is hosting the setups you see at the right of this), hopefully they will be available as a HTTP link soon (for now, use the torrent).
www.mercury.to   (323 words)

  
 ASP: Mercury Magazine
Mercury Magazine features articles showcasing the latest developments in astronomy as well as society news and monthly sky events.
US postal service has advised the ASP to stop mailing print copies of Mercury in the regions affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Please contact the Membership Department if you need to request a change of address.
www.astrosociety.org /pubs/mercury/mercury.html   (138 words)

  
 Mercury (planet) Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @ ArtisticNudity.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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www.artisticnudity.com /encyclopedia/Mercury_(planet)   (191 words)

  
 Mercury Policy Project
A coalition led by Oceana and the MPP released the results of a major, 22-state mercury testing project, confirming that store-bought swordfish and tuna contain levels of mercury that the federal government has determined may be hazardous to human health, particularly children.
The groups also reported that mercury concentrations in samples of fresh or frozen tuna steaks averaged 0.33 ppm, a level comparable to that of canned albacore tuna, a fish specifically targeted for limited consumption by women of childbearing age and children in the 2004 joint advisory from the FDA and EPA.
Reduce global trade in mercury as a principal strategic objective through a variety of policy initiatives specifically focused on reducing both global supply and demand, including the closure of the Almaden mine in Spain and the indefinite storage of mercury from decommissioned chlor-alkali plants and other sources.
www.mercurypolicy.org   (13182 words)

  
 IAOMT: Education & Organization in the Age of Mercury Free Dentistry
The mercury free dentists of the world have been acutely aware of the potential for excess exposure to mercury when removing amalgam fillings, and have devised a number of strategies for reducing the amount of mercury exposure to both patients and dental staff during amalgam removal.
A very accessible introduction to the dangers of mercury, by an author who vowed to have her amalgam fillings replaced after researching the subject!
It has always appeared that some people are more sensitive than others to the effects of mercury exposure from amalgam.
www.iaomt.org   (471 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Periodic Table of the Elements: Mercury - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Periodic Table of the Elements: Mercury - Encyclopedia
Periodic Table of the Elements: Mercury, Compounds And Elements
More articles from AllRefer Reference on Periodic Table of the Elements: Mercury
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/H/Hg-ptblTABLE.html   (130 words)

  
 FDA - Mercury Levels in Commercial Fish and Shellfish
FDA - Mercury Levels in Commercial Fish and Shellfish
See also Mercury in Fish: FDA Monitoring Program
"The Occurrence of Mercury in the Fishery Resources of the Gulf of Mexico" Report 2000
www.cfsan.fda.gov /~frf/sea-mehg.html   (94 words)

  
 The Mercury
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 MercuryVehicles.com - The Official Home of Mercury Vehicles
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