Kindly provided by TekRan Inc., a
company dedicated to measuring heavy metals including
mercury in the environment. See the following article
from TekRan for an interesting article on measuring
mercury in expired air http://www.tekran.com/special/method.html.
Dental Amalgam Fillings
-A page dedicated to health effects of amalgam
-ABC on mercury poisoning from dental amalgam fillings.
Handbook for victims of mercury poisoning from dental
-Issues associated with dental amalgam fillings
-American Dentists Association’s stand on amalgam
-Not for profit organization Preventative Dental Health
Association’s web site.
-"Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Or Chronic Mercury
General Mercury Information
-Wisconsin Energy’s page about mercury - contains a
lot of useful general information.
-Inorganic Mercury- Summary and Conclusions of report
prepared for the UN Environment Program, International
Labor Organization, and WHO. Has quaint descriptions of
old (really high level) methods for monitoring mercury.
-Information page on mercury handling and disposal
sponsored by EPA and Purdue University. Has interesting
background info, including a relatively good summary of
the structure of the US EPA.
-Introductory University Chemistry - Metals: Industrial
Mercury Reduction, Recycling
-"Mercury Magnet" spills cleanup and
-Mercury Fact Sheets: Information regarding reduction
of mercury in medical facilities, Contamination of Aquatic
-List of mercury recyclers
-Michigan Mercury Pollution Prevention Task Force final
Government Reports on Mercury
-Mercury emissions and electric utilities. Provides
background information on the US EPA White Paper and
Report to Congress
-US EPA Mercury Study Report to Congress: White Paper
-US EPA Office of Air & Radiation: Mercury Study
Report to Congress, an 8-volume document prepared by the
USEPA which can be downloaded. The report is an assessment
of U.S. mercury emissions.
-Inventory of anthropogenic sources of mercury in
-Atmospheric Mercury in the Maritimes. Study was
performed using a Tekran 2537A. Has an interesting graph
showing elevated mercury levels due to a forest fire
located in the adjacent Province of Quebec.
-US EPA Method 1631
Conferences and Workshops
Related to Mercury
-Summary of mercury meeting in St Andrew’s N.B. Sept
20, 1996 During the Gulf of Maine Science Symposium.
-Proceedings for Canadian Mercury Network Workshop held
Sept 10, 1995 at York University, Toronto, Ontario.
-Agenda from the USGS Workshop on Mercury cycling in
the Environment in Golden Colorado, July 7-9, 1996
-Great Lakes Bination Toxics Strategy Implementation
Meeting - Mercury meeting minutes.
-Conference on mercury in the Midwest
Human Health and Wildlife
Concerns Related to Mercury in the Natural Environment
-Memorandum of understanding between Environment
Canada, MOE and Pollution Probe and the Joint Hospital
Sector regarding mercury elimination in the health sector.
-Effects of mercury on loons
-"EPA Sees Mercury Threat that Other Agencies
Somehow Overlook" Article in Environment News about
mercury levels in fish.
-Greenpeace sponsored page on mercury poisoning of
-Abstract: "Mercury Uptake by Fish"
-Progress Report: "Mercury Uptake by Fish"
-Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - A
warning about continuing patterns of metallic mercury
-Proposed mercury level not protective enough of human
-U.S. Geologic Survey’s information package on
Mercury Contamination of Aquatic Ecosystems.
-Florida’s Everglades mercury study
-Florida Everglades mercury ecological risk assessment
-"Simulating the Fate of Mercury in
Watersheds": Development of mercury cycling model for
-Preserving New England Natural Resources: Mercury in
New England Waters
-Methyl Mercury and the James Bay Hydro Project
Global Mercury Exchange
-Environmental Science and Technology Feature Article:
"Where is Mercury Deposition Coming From?"
-Paper: "Dry deposition contributes significantly
to the atmosphere/surface exchange of mercury in a
-Paper: "Mercury air/surface exchange (MASE) over
terrestrial and aquatic systems"
-Mercury Deposition Network: Database of weekly mercury
measurements taken at over 20 different sites across the
-Oak Ridge National Laboratory press release: "ORNL
Quantifies Important highly water-soluble mercury gas in
-Vermont Monitoring Co-operative - Vermont Forest
Ecosystem: "Atmospheric Mercury Deposition in the
Lake Champlain Basin of Vermont"
Mercury Spills &
-US EPA Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
Mercury: Emergency Spill and Release Facts
-Study sponsored by DOE and Gas Research Institute to
determine problems associated with the use of mercury
filled flowmeters. The use of these instruments has
resulted in soils being contaminated by mercury.
-"Mercury Cleanup Complete in Springfield,
-EPA press release: "EPA is on-scene to control
Berks Co. mercury spill"
-Mercury spill in Laurence, Kansas contaminates houses
-"EPA Continues Mercury Cleanup In Waterville,
-Coverage of mercury contamination in Waterville, Maine
-The Mercury Menace: Portland Press Herald and Maine
Sunday Telegram page on mercury contamination
-Mercury Amalgam Solidification/Stabilization (MASS) as
a method of removing mercury from contaminated waste
-Development and testing of technologies for
remediation of mercury-contaminated soils
Natural Gas and Mercury
-Mercury in Natural Gas - Potential Contact: Ed
-Gas Industry Groundwater Research Program: Contact -
David S. Charlton
Links to a few Tekran
-Dr. Mae Gustin’s webpage at the University of Nevada
-Oak Ridge National Laboratories
-Equipment list of the RACE study conducted in Atlantic
Canada by Rob Tordon, Steve Beauchamp, et al.. A Tekran
2537A (and a lot of other equipment) was flown in a Twin
Otter in a series of flights in 1995 to plot vertical
Last but not least! Tough to classify, but there is
some really interesting stuff here.
-Mercury emissions and stability in the Amazon region.
-Center for Air Toxic metals newsletter. Includes some
information on mercury workshops.
-Trace Metals: Reviews of various books related to
heavy metals and the environment
-Outline of the book "Mercury Pollution -
Integration and Synthesis" Available for purchase.
This book is often referred to as the "purple
bible" and consists of the proceedings of the
"Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant"
held in Whistler BC in 1994. It’s big, it’s heavy, the
print is small and the paper is thin. But it’s the
quickest way to learn a lot about mercury.