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:

Link database: US EPA Method 747: Mercury in Sediment and Tissue Samples by Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry
Instrument database: Spectrolab Analytical - RA-915+
Link database: Evidence of Harm - The Hazards of Dental Mercury Amalgam Fillings
EFSA publishes reference value for manganese | EVISA's News
Instrument database: LUMEX Ltd. - RA-915+/PYRO-915
Instrument database: PerkinElmer Inc. - SMS 100 Automated Mercury Analyzer
EVISA News revisited: Dissension on the best way to fight mercury pollution | EVISA's News
Link database: BRI: MercNet Monitoring Inventory: Online Library (in BETA)
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - ERM-BB422 - Fish muscle
Company database: Teledyne CETAC Technologies
Instrument database: Teledyne Instruments Leeman Labs Inc. - Hydra AA Mercury Analyzer
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-414 - Trace elements in plankton
Link database: Natural Resources Defense Council: Mercury Contamination in Food
EVISA News: Autism risk linked to distance from power plants and other mercury-releasing sources | EVISA's News
Chemical speciation analysis for life science | EVISA's News
Instrument database: ESA Inc. - Model 526 / 528 Variable Wavelength UV/VIS Detector
Instrument database: Teledyne CETAC Technologies - HGX-200 Hydride Generation and Cold Vapor System
Material database: RECIPE Chemicals + Instruments GmbH - ClinChek 8884 Control blood plasma, lyophilised, trace elements level II: LOT 1286
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-414
Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 1641c - Mercury In Water