mercury

Mercury, also called quicksilver, is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Hg (Latinized Greek: hydrargyrum, meaning watery or liquid silver) and atomic number 80. A heavy, silvery transition metal, mercury is one of five elements that are liquid at or near room temperature and pressure. (The others are the metals caesium, francium, and gallium, and the non-metal bromine.)

Mercury is used in thermometers, barometers and other scientific apparatus, though concerns about the element's toxicity have led to mercury thermometers being largely phased out in clinical environments in favour of alcohol-filled, digital or thermistor-based instruments. It remains in use in a number of other ways in scientific and scientific research applications, and in dental amalgam. Mercury is mostly obtained by reduction from the mineral, cinnabar.

Mercury occurs in deposits throughout the world and it is relatively harmless in an insoluble form, such as mercuric sulfide, but it is poisonous in soluble forms such as mercuric chloride or methylmercury.



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Material database: Sigma-Aldrich - Matrix CRM - Soil, Sludge, Sediment: Trace Metals - Sandy Loam 10
New California study concludes that thimerosal seems not to be the major cause for autism | EVISA's News
UCSC Researchers Discover Methyl Mercury in California Coastal Fog | EVISA's News
Mercury levels in Pacific yellowfin tuna increasing | EVISA's News
Material database: National Research Council of Canada (NRC - CNRC) - PACS-2 - Marine Sediment Reference Materials for Trace Metals and other Constituents
Methylmercury in European rice varies by more than a factor of 50 | EVISA's News
Link database: CBI: EU legislation: Substances in vehicles (ELV)
Instrument database: Varian Inc. (Part A) - Liberty Series II
Link database: NewMoa: Mercury-Added Products Database
Link database: Mercury in Medicine Taking Unnecessary Risks
Material database: Sigma-Aldrich - Matrix CRM - Soil, Sludge, Sediment: Trace Metals - Loamy Clay 2
Material database: Sigma-Aldrich - Matrix CRM - Soil, Sludge, Sediment: Trace Metals - Chalky Loam 1
Instrument database: GBC Scientific Equipment Ltd. - HG3000 Hydride generator for AAS
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-463
Link database: US EPA: International Actions for Reducing Mercury Emissions and Use
Link database: Dimethylmercury and Mercury Poisoning
Material database: IAEA - MEL International Atomic Energy Agency - IAEA-456 Coastal Sediment
U.S. EPA Approves Limits on Mercury in California Waters | EVISA's News
Material database: National Analysis Center for Iron & Steel (NACIS) - NCS ZC73013 - Trace Elements in Spinach
Standard methods for mercury speciation analysis | EVISA's News