Related topics: mercury

This new sensor can detect mercury ions with just a tap

Although many measures are in place to prevent contamination, pollutants such as mercury and lead can still end up in the environment. Sensing them often requires complicated processes, but what if you could detect them with ...

Mercury pollution makes ducks more likely to get bird flu: study

Ducks contaminated by mercury pollution are significantly more likely to get bird flu, a study found Wednesday, pointing towards another way that human-driven changes to the natural world increase the risk of viruses spreading.

Studying mercury contamination in Virginia's South River

Mercury contamination has been a problem in Virginia's South River since 1979, when mercury was discovered in the river. Mercury was used in industrial processes at the former DuPont Plant in Waynesboro, Virginia from 1929 ...

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