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computer generated view of mercury Hg. Mercury is a chemical element with the symbol Hg and atomic number 80. It is commonly known as quicksilver and was formerly named hydrargyrum. computer generated view of mercury. Many countries produce a lot of mercury,  burning coal adds more mercury, water contamination is high with mercury. Pollution does not keep Earth beautiful. Earth is endangered by pollution, polluted air, water polluted, polluted soil, contaminated, humans get sick because of pollution, pollution from energy production, plants die of polluted air + water, animals cannot reproduce because of polluted water, air, soil, food, climate change. United States blow huge amounts of mercury in the air, coming from coal fired power-plants. United States industry + households have a high energy demand, producing greenhouse gases resulting in climate change. Low education levels resulting in high pollution. Tree protection would help to increase oxygen production, reducing air pollution helping humans. Fight pollution with BSB Nature conservation, reduce air pollution. Pollution does not keep Earth beautiful. Earth is endangered by pollution, polluted air, water polluted, polluted soil, contaminated, humans get sick because of pollution, pollution from energy production, plants die of polluted air + water, animals cannot reproduce because of polluted water, air, soil, food, climate change, increase recycling. Conservation of all water on Earth = human protection, conservation of all soil on Earth = human protection through affordable conservation education online to keep nature beautiful. Earth is warming up, global temperatures are climbing, pollution is causing global warming, learn online about nature conservation, how to secure your future, how to stay alive with violent weather, floods, earthquakes storms. Life on earth depends on plants, that produce oxygen, provide food. Nature conservation keeps Earth beautiful. BSB Conservation views and insights: Life on earth depends on plants. Affordable nitrogen fertilizer can expand food production. Millions of years earth balanced a natural process of growing and mulching. Photosynthesis is essential for Earth's oxygen production. Erosion is the biggest threat to plants, to human food. Humans need Nature conservation to stay healthy, protected from chemical pollution. BSB Nature Conservation to protect air + water + soil + food + wildlife + domestic animals. Millions of years earth balanced a natural environment. BSB pollution information explains how pollution has changed earthquake patterns caused by climate change. BSB-research is publishing news on mercury poisoning to inform, to help to keep Nature beautiful. BSB-research published in these news helps to keep Nature beautiful + to secure our future, to have a better life!
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Mercury

Definition Mercury Pollution:
Humans, animals, plants, air, soil and water get contaminated by chemicals that are normally NOT found in that environment or NOT found in high volume
poisonous mercury cycle on earth - Atmospheric mercury emitted by coal fired power plants, poisoning air and water, lakes and oceans
Mercury Cycle

Mercury
chemically Hg
also called quicksilver
Former name hydrargyrum from Greek
"hydr-" water and "argyros" silver
Boiling point: 674.1F (356.7C)
Melting point: -37.89F (-38.83C)
graphic view of mercury Hg
Mercury has an interesting cycle on Earth:
Mercury Hg0 is degassing from volcanoes, from water surfaces, from soil + rocks
Mercury is emitted by fossil-fuel-burning power plants
Mercury can look liquid
Mercury can be a gas, poisoning Earth's atmosphere, the mercury vapor can circulate for up to a year
Photo-chemical oxidation starts and it becomes inorganic mercury that can combine with water vapors and travel back to the Earths surface.
Today, Mercury is almost in every rain drop, poisoning the soil, the creeks, and lakes
Mercury can converse by bacteria into insoluble mercury-sulfide or methyl-mercury.
Methylmercury is much more toxic than inorganic mercury and it takes much more time for organisms to eliminate methyl-mercury, leading to bio-accumulation.

Humans have significantly contributed to the transfer of mercury from Earth to the atmosphere, and from the land to aquatic systems.
Humans have changed the global mercury cycle.

mercury drops, pretty to look at, but very dangerous and poisonous
A few drops of Mercury, nice to look at, dangerous to handle!

Health effects of mercury
Metallic mercury is used in a variety of household products, such as barometers, thermometers and small amounts in fluorescent light bulbs.
The mercury in these devices is trapped and usually does not cause any health problems. However, when a thermometer will break a significantly high exposure to mercury through breathing will occur for a short period of time while it vaporizes. This can cause harmful effects, such as nerve, brain and kidney damage, lung irritation, eye irritation, skin rashes, vomiting and diarrhea.

Mercury has a number of effects on humans, that can all of them be simplified into the following main effects:
- Disruption of the nervous system
- Damage to brain functions
- DNA damage and chromosomal damage
- Allergic reactions, resulting in skin rashes, tiredness and headaches
- Negative reproductive effects, such as sperm damage, birth defects and miscarriages

Damaged brain functions can cause degradation of learning abilities, personality changes, tremors, vision changes, deafness, muscle in-coordination and memory loss.
Chromosomal damage is known to cause mongolism.

Environmental effects of mercury
Mercury from soils can accumulate in mushrooms.
Acidic surface waters can contain significant amounts of mercury. When the pH values are between five and seven, the mercury concentrations in the water will increase due to mobilization of mercury in the ground.
Once mercury has reached surface waters or soils microorganisms can convert it to methyl mercury, a substance that can be absorbed quickly by most organisms and is known to cause nerve damage. Fish are organisms that absorb great amounts of methyl mercury from surface waters every day. As a consequence, methyl mercury can accumulate in fish and in the food chains that they are part of.
The effects that mercury has on animals are kidneys damage, stomach disruption, damage to intestines, reproductive failure and DNA alteration.

In many countries cement kilns that burn hazardous waste are held to a looser standard than are standard hazardous waste incinerators. As a result incinerators are a disproportionate source of mercury pollution. In 2013 140 nations have agreed on a new and legally binding international treaty to reduce harmful emissions of mercury. If this new law is enforced, the poisoning of humans and wildlife can be lowered, but to really make a difference tougher measures are strongly needed.
Governments have promised to cut mercury pollution from mining, utility plants and industrial processes.
Let's hope the best, these new rules are long overdue because Mercury is known to be a poison for centuries.
Mercury is a natural element and cannot be created or destroyed. It can poison the air, the water, the soil, our food!
Humans use and discard mercury in small-scale artisan gold mining, in coal-powered plants, in electronics, consumer products such as electrical switches, thermostats and dental amalgam fillings. In the past Mercury was manufactured into batteries, paints and skin-lightening creams. Imagine that, poison on your skin!
Mercury stays in human and animal bodies, concentrates and accumulates.
The greatest risks are put on pregnant women, women of child-bearing age and young children.
Doctors have told us for decades, that there are no safe limits for the consumption of mercury and its compounds, which can also cause brain and kidney damage, memory loss and language impairment, and severe neurological disorder.

So, can we hope to be less poisoned soon?
50 nations were asked to ratify the Mercury reduction treaty before it comes into force, which officials are still waiting for...
You can see the severity of Mercury poisoning when you look how much Mercury is found in the top 100 m = 110 yards in Earth's oceans: The amount of Mercury has doubled in this areas, and has risen 26% in deeper waters. Asia accounts for just under half of all global releases of mercury. Sorry to report that the new treaty does not contain any obligations to reduce mercury releases to water or any obligations to clean up contaminated sites.

So what can we do to reduce the amount of mercury released into Earth's atmosphere?
Look at this house.
The photo was taken with an infra-red camera
All the red areas show energy escaping

Energy, electricity produced mainly by coal-fired power-plants,
emitting huge amounts of Mercury

So seal all the leaks in your home put in better insulation
use light bulbs that burn less electricity -
you will save money,
and Earth's environment!
using less electricity saves you money, gives you a better life, emitting less poisonous mercury, good for your health, for the health of your wife and your children
Life on Earth depends on a good balance - some human decisions unbalance Nature, endangering all life on Earth!

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