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Links to Mercury Related Web Sites


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.

http://www.tekran.com/hotlinks.html#_Toc428321849

Dental Amalgam Fillings

http://vest.gu.se/~bosse/Mercury/default.html

-A page dedicated to health effects of amalgam fillings.

http://vest.gu.se/~bosse/yfTAN93a.html

-ABC on mercury poisoning from dental amalgam fillings. Handbook for victims of mercury poisoning from dental amalgam.

http://www.dental-revision.org/

-Issues associated with dental amalgam fillings

http://www.ada.org/topics/amalgam.html

-American Dentists Association’s stand on amalgam fillings

http://emporium.turnpike.net/P/PDHA/mercury/mercury.htm

-Not for profit organization Preventative Dental Health Association’s web site.

http://www.teleport.com/~ctseng/cfs_pages/index.html

-"Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Or Chronic Mercury Poisoning?"

 

 

General Mercury Information

http://www.wisenergy.com/pages/p_issues12.html

-Wisconsin Energy’s page about mercury - contains a lot of useful general information.

http://home1.swipnet.se/~w-12802/who118.htm

-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.

http://danpatch.ecn.purdue.edu/~epados/mercury/pano/src/outmerc.htm

-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.

http://www.chem.ualberta.ca/courses/plambeck/p102/p02264.htm

-Introductory University Chemistry - Metals: Industrial Processes: Mercury

 

Mercury Reduction, Recycling and Cleanup

http://www.omni-ajax.com/page2.htm

-"Mercury Magnet" spills cleanup and decontamination product

http://www.epa.gov/reg5oair/glakes/hgfact.htm

-Mercury Fact Sheets: Information regarding reduction of mercury in medical facilities, Contamination of Aquatic Ecosystems, etc

http://www.epa.ohio.gov/opp/recyc/mercrec.html

-List of mercury recyclers

http://www.deq.state.mi.us/aqd/publish/m2p2.html

-Michigan Mercury Pollution Prevention Task Force final report.

 

Government Reports on Mercury

http://www.epa.gov/ttncaaa1/t3/reports/hg17th.html

-Mercury emissions and electric utilities. Provides background information on the US EPA White Paper and Report to Congress

http://www.epa.gov/oar/merwhite.html

-US EPA Mercury Study Report to Congress: White Paper

http://www.epa.gov/oar/mercury.html

-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.

http://www.ns.ec.gc.ca/reports/mercuryabstract.html

-Inventory of anthropogenic sources of mercury in Atlantic Canada

http://www.ns.ec.gc.ca/aeb/ssd/atox/poster3.html

-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.

 

Analytical Methods

http://www.epa.gov/ost/methods/1631.html

-US EPA Method 1631

 

Conferences and Workshops Related to Mercury

http://www.cciw.ca/eman-temp/reports/meetings/mercury/intro.html

-Summary of mercury meeting in St Andrew’s N.B. Sept 20, 1996 During the Gulf of Maine Science Symposium.

http://www.cciw.ca/eman-temp/reports/publications/mercury95/main.html

-Proceedings for Canadian Mercury Network Workshop held Sept 10, 1995 at York University, Toronto, Ontario.

http://wwwrvares.er.usgs.gov/toxics/pubs/hg/agenda.shtml

-Agenda from the USGS Workshop on Mercury cycling in the Environment in Golden Colorado, July 7-9, 1996

http://www.epa.gov/grtlakes/bns/stakeholder98/mercmin.html

-Great Lakes Bination Toxics Strategy Implementation Meeting - Mercury meeting minutes.

http://www.epa.gov/grtlakes/toxteam/hgconf.htm

-Conference on mercury in the Midwest

 

Human Health and Wildlife Concerns Related to Mercury in the Natural Environment

http://www.web.net/pprobe/mou.htm

-Memorandum of understanding between Environment Canada, MOE and Pollution Probe and the Joint Hospital Sector regarding mercury elimination in the health sector.

http://www.ns.ec.gc.ca/wildlife/loons/mercury.html

-Effects of mercury on loons

http://www.heartland.org/environment/jan98/mercury.htm

-"EPA Sees Mercury Threat that Other Agencies Somehow Overlook" Article in Environment News about mercury levels in fish.

http://www.alphacdc.com/ien/mercury.html

-Greenpeace sponsored page on mercury poisoning of Native Americans.

http://es.epa.gov/ncerqa_abstracts/centers/cehr/aq/aqua1.html

-Abstract: "Mercury Uptake by Fish"

http://es.epa.gov/ncerqa_abstracts/centers/cehr/aq/aqua1apr.html

-Progress Report: "Mercury Uptake by Fish"

http://atsdr1.atsdr.cdc.gov:8080/alerts/970626.html

-Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - A warning about continuing patterns of metallic mercury exposure.

http://www.igc.apc.org/nwf/greatlakes/toxics/atsdr.html

-Proposed mercury level not protective enough of human health

 

Aquatic Ecosystems

http://h2o.usgs.gov/public/wid/FS_216-95/FS_216-95.html

-U.S. Geologic Survey’s information package on Mercury Contamination of Aquatic Ecosystems.

http://www.epa.gov/owowwtr1/gumpo/florida_bay/docs/everglms.html

-Florida’s Everglades mercury study

http://www.epa.gov/owowwtr1/ecoplaces/part2/region4/site14.html

-Florida Everglades mercury ecological risk assessment

http://es.epa.gov/ncerqa/devel/rrap/echosyst/mercury.html

-"Simulating the Fate of Mercury in Watersheds": Development of mercury cycling model for the MacIntosh.

http://www.epa.gov/region01/soe/mercury.html

-Preserving New England Natural Resources: Mercury in New England Waters

http://bioc09.uthscsa.edu/natnet/archive/nl/91d/0082.html

-Methyl Mercury and the James Bay Hydro Project

 

Global Mercury Exchange Mechanisms

http://pubs.acs.org/hotartcl/est/98/apr/mer.html

-Environmental Science and Technology Feature Article: "Where is Mercury Deposition Coming From?"

http://www.esd.ornl.gov/iab/iab4-17.htm

-Paper: "Dry deposition contributes significantly to the atmosphere/surface exchange of mercury in a forest"

http://www.esd.ornl.gov/programs/WBW/EPRIMASE.HTM

-Paper: "Mercury air/surface exchange (MASE) over terrestrial and aquatic systems"

http://nadp.sws.uiuc.edu/mdn/

-Mercury Deposition Network: Database of weekly mercury measurements taken at over 20 different sites across the US.

http://www.ornl.gov/Press_Releases/archive/mr960122-00.html

-Oak Ridge National Laboratory press release: "ORNL Quantifies Important highly water-soluble mercury gas in air"

http://www.uvm.edu/~snrdept/vmc/hg2.html

-Vermont Monitoring Co-operative - Vermont Forest Ecosystem: "Atmospheric Mercury Deposition in the Lake Champlain Basin of Vermont"

 

Mercury Spills & Contamination

http://www.epa.gov/oerrpage/superfnd/web/oerr/comtools/merc/mercury.htm

-US EPA Office of Emergency and Remedial Response. Mercury: Emergency Spill and Release Facts

http://www.eerc.und.nodak.edu/catm/mercury.htm

-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.

http://www.epa.gov/reg5oopa/news97/97opa312.htm

-"Mercury Cleanup Complete in Springfield, OH"

http://www.epa.gov/region03/r3press/pr98-42.htm

-EPA press release: "EPA is on-scene to control Berks Co. mercury spill"

http://www.ljworld.com/archives/1997/19971011-43.html

-Mercury spill in Laurence, Kansas contaminates houses and cars

http://www.epa.gov/region01/pr/files/pr_110397a.html

-"EPA Continues Mercury Cleanup In Waterville, Maine"

http://www.centralmaine.com/mercury/home.htm

-Coverage of mercury contamination in Waterville, Maine

http://www.gwi.net/~herald/mercury/home.html

-The Mercury Menace: Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram page on mercury contamination

 

Mercury Remediation

http://www.ornl.gov/divisions/ctd/Eng_Dev/MASS.htm

-Mercury Amalgam Solidification/Stabilization (MASS) as a method of removing mercury from contaminated waste streams.

http://www.eerc.und.nodak.edu/water/p317.htm

-Development and testing of technologies for remediation of mercury-contaminated soils

 

Natural Gas and Mercury

http://www.calcna.ab.ca/~luinstra/hg.html

-Mercury in Natural Gas - Potential Contact: Ed Luinstra

http://www.eerc.und.nodak.edu/water/p073.htm

-Gas Industry Groundwater Research Program: Contact - David S. Charlton

 

Links to a few Tekran Customer Sites

http://www.unr.edu/ers/msg-vita.html

-Dr. Mae Gustin’s webpage at the University of Nevada

http://www.ornl.gov/

-Oak Ridge National Laboratories

http://www.tor.ec.gc.ca/armp/RACE/InstrTBL.html

-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 profiles.

 

 Miscellaneous Links

Last but not least! Tough to classify, but there is some really interesting stuff here.

http://www.mining.ubc.ca/faculty/meech/metsoc95.htm

-Mercury emissions and stability in the Amazon region.

http://www.eerc.und.nodak.edu/catm/catm2/root.html

-Center for Air Toxic metals newsletter. Includes some information on mercury workshops.

http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/biology/4S03/me.html

-Trace Metals: Reviews of various books related to heavy metals and the environment

http://www.floridaplants.com/CR/mercury.htm

-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.

 

 

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