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