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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GC-ICP-MS: A very sensitive hyphenated system for speciation analysis | EVISA's News
New results on the distribution of mercury in the USA is fueling the discussion on the necessity of the reduction of its emission | EVISA's News
Natural wetlands contribute significantly to elemental cycling by volatilization | EVISA's News
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - ERM-CD281 - Rye Grass
New data shows: Mercury emissions rising globally | EVISA's News
Solid-phase extraction in speciation analysis | EVISA's News
Link database: EFSA: Metals as contaminants in food
World Health Organization Fails In Its Effort To Defend Mercury In Vaccines Before United Nations | EVISA's News
Link database: CAMEO Chemicals: Mercury oleate
Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 2974a - Organics in Freeze-Dried Mussel Tissue (Mytilus edulis)
Link database: Cox Newspaper, Washington: EPA Puzzled By Tons Of 'Missing Mercury' At Plants
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-142R - Light sandy soil
Climate change and overfishing are increasing toxic mercury levels in fish | EVISA's News
Toxic effects of mercury persists for generations | EVISA's News
Material database: Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology (INCT/ICHTJ) - INCT-MPH-2 MIXED POLISH HERBS
Instrument database: Nippon Instruments Corporation - RA-3420 - Mercury Analyzer
Material database: Sigma-Aldrich - Matrix CRM - Soil, Sludge, Sediment: Trace Metals - Clay 2
Sample preservation for speciation analysis - General recommendations | EVISA's News
Material database: RECIPE Chemicals + Instruments GmbH - ClinCal 9943 Whole blood calibrator lyophilised for trace elements LOT 310
Material database: The Food and Environment Research Agency (FAPAS) - Test Material T07149 (Canned Crab Meat)