Mercury in the Environment

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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Cutting Edge

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