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.



The term "mercury" was found in the following pages:

FDA/EPA recommends pregnant women to restrict their fish consumption because of methylmercury content | EVISA's News
EPA Study: Mercury Levels in Women of Childbearing Age Drop 34 Percent | EVISA's News
Link database: USGS: Atmospheric Mercury Speciation
Toxic mercury remnants of gold rush will seep into San Francisco area waterways for millennia | EVISA's News
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-280R - Lake sediment
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - IRMM-639
Directory of scientists: Pablo Higueras
Link database: YouTube: Mercury, Autism & The Global Vaccine Agenda
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-464
Toenail clippings reveal arsenic exposure | EVISA's News
Directory of scientists: Martine Potin-Gautier
Instrument database: PS Analytical - 10.045 Millennium Merlin AA system
PerkinElmer Announces Agreement to Purchase Remaining Interest of Mass Spectrometry Joint Venture and Related Assets | EVISA's News
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR CRM 422
Inorganic Mercury Level in US Women increases | EVISA's News
Directory of scientists: William R. Cullen
9th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) | EVISA's Agenda of Events
Link database: Health Canada: Mercury and Human Health
Material database: RECIPE Chemicals + Instruments GmbH - ClinChek 8881 Blood Serum Control lyophilised, trace elements level II: LOT 544
Material database: RECIPE Chemicals + Instruments GmbH - ClinCal 9982 Serum calibrator lyophilised for trace elements