Mercury in the Environment
http://www.usgs.gov/themes/factsheet/146-00/

United States Geological Survey


This USGS fact sheet provides information about mercury toxicity and its occurrence in the environment. Maps, diagrams, and photographs complement the text which discusses the sources and types of mercury in the environment, exposure pathways, and health effects on humans and wildlife.

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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

Cutting Edge

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Audio/Visual:Maps
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), General Public
Geochemistry Applications: Environmental Geochemistry
Health Topics: Heavy Metals
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Biosphere, Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Elements, Biosphere:Ecology