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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Instrument database: Tekran Instruments Corporation - Series 2600 Mercury Analysis System
Material database: NIES - National Institute for Environmental Studies - CRM 13: Human Hair
Material database: Fluka Chemie GmbH - ERMCE464
FDA Lands in Court Over Mercury in Fish | EVISA's News
Directory of scientists: Teodor Ludmilov Stoichev
Material database: Sigma-Aldrich - Matrix CRM - Soil, Sludge, Sediment: Trace Metals - Sandy Loam 6
Selenoneine is a major selenium species in red blood cells of Inuit from Nunavik | EVISA's News
Material database: National Research Council of Canada (NRC - CNRC) - PACS-2 - Marine Sediment Reference Materials for Trace Metals and other Constituents
Instrument database: Mercury Instruments GmbH - UT-3000 Mercury Ultratracer
Link database: Mercury effects on the thyroid
Material database: Sigma-Aldrich - Matrix CRM - Soil, Sludge, Sediment: TCLP Metals - Sandy Loam 4
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - ERM-EC680m - Polyethylene (low level)
27 SETAC Annual Meeting | EVISA's Agenda of Events
Instrument database: Tekran Instruments Corporation - Model 2537A Mercury Vapor Analyzer
7th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant | EVISA's Agenda of Events
Link database: OSHA Method ID-140: Mercury Vapor In Workplace Atmospheres
Material database: Sigma-Aldrich - Matrix CRM - Soil, Sludge, Sediment: Trace Metals - Loamy Sand 4
EVISA: A Speciation Event Organizer
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - ERM-BD150: Skimmed milk powder
Is methyl mercury limiting the delight of seafood ? - To answer this question is a challenge for elemental speciation analysis | EVISA's News