mercury exposure

Governments Unanimous on 2009 Start to Mercury Treaty Talks

Article: Governments Unanimous on 2009 Start to Mercury Treaty Talks

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 20, 2009 (ENS) – Environment officials from more than 140 countries today agreed to craft the world’s first treaty to control emissions of mercury, a toxic heavy metal that poses serious risks to human health and the environment. They agreed to voluntarily limit mercury at once, even before a treaty is finalized.…

Mercury Found at High Levels in Indiana Streams

Article: Mercury Found at High Levels in Indiana Streams

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, January 5, 2008 (ENS) – Six of every 100 streams in Indiana contain mercury at levels greater than the state water quality standard protecting human health, according to research released today by the U.S. Geological Survey. With new mapping techniques, the scientists identified an area in southeastern Indiana with some of the highest…

Pennsylvania Debuts Thermostat Recycling to Lower Mercury Risk

Article: Pennsylvania Debuts Thermostat Recycling to Lower Mercury Risk

PAOLI, Pennsylvania, December 18, 2008 (ENS) – That thermostat on the wall that allows residents to control the temperature of their rooms contains the deadly neurotoxin mercury. But fewer Pennsylvanians will face mercury exposure now that Pennsylvania’s new Mercury-Free Thermostat Law is in place, say state environmental regulators. “This law is another means of protecting…