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World Service broadcast on mercury

Fri 29 November, 2013

Mercury is the bad-boy of the periodic table, often called ‘quicksilver’, it is both mesmerising and toxic as Professor Andrea Sella of University College London vividly explains. In […]

Global treaty on mercury pollution gets boost from United States

Thu 14 November, 2013

The United States has strengthened the international effort to bring down emissions and releases of a notorious heavy metal after simultaneously signing and ratifying the Minamata Convention on […]

The Minamata Convention on Mercury

Thu 17 October, 2013

More than 90 countries signed a treaty to limit mercury use and pollution at a United Nations conference in Kumamoto, Japan, on 10 October. The Minamata Convention on Mercury […]

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Mercury and Policy

Trasande  (2010) Economics of Children’s Environmental Health

Rabl et al., (2010) Estimating environmental health costs: Monetary valuation of trace pollutants

Pacyna et al., (2010) An Assessment of Costs and Benefits Associated with Mercury Emission Reductions from Major Anthropogenic Sources

Dorea (2010)  Research into Mercury Exposure and Health Education in Subsistence Fish-Eating Communities of the Amazon Basin: Potential Effects on Public Health Policy

Selin et al., (2010) Sources of Mercury Exposure for US Seafood Consumers: Implications for Policy

Loring et al., (2010) A risk-benefit analysis of wild fish consumption for various species in Alaska reveals shortcomings in data and monitoring needs

Rabl et al (2010) Estimating environmental health costs: Monetary valuation of trace pollutants

Streets et al.,  (2009) Projections of Global Mercury Emissions in 2050

Sundseth et al., (2009) Economic benefits from decreased mercury emissions: Projections for 2020

Balisteri and Worley (2009)  Mercury: The good, the bad, and the export ban

Spiegel (2009)  Socioeconomic dimensions of mercury pollution abatement: Engaging artisanal mining communities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Engelhaupt (2009)  Do compact fluorescent bulbs reduce mercury pollution?

Mohapatra and Mitchell (2009) Mercury trade in a globalizing world In: Trade policy in globalizing world

Swain et al.,  (2007)  Socioeconomic consequences of mercury use and pollution

Hylander et al., (2006)  Environmental costs of mercury pollution

Trasande et al., (2005)  Public health and economic consequences of methyl mercury toxicity to the developing brain

Hylander and Meili (2005)  The rise and fall of mercury: Converting a resource to refuse after 500 years of mining and pollution


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