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  1. photo Obama’s Clean Power Plan Will Reduce Mercury Levels in FishObama’s Clean Power Plan Will Reduce Mercury Levels in FishArticle
    of methylmercury that ends up in our oceans. The Clean Power Plan, which will be implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), plans to cut U.S. emissions by one third in the next 15 years—and each stateRead more
  2. photo New study finds the benefits of exercise are nullified by mercury exposureNew study finds the benefits of exercise are nullified by mercury exposureNews
    is the first of its kind to explore what the effects of prenatal mercury exposure may have even into adulthood. Most prenatal exposure to methylmercury comes from a mother's consumption of fishRead more
  3. photo Study Compares Mercury Levels in Freshwater vs. Saltwater FishStudy Compares Mercury Levels in Freshwater vs. Saltwater FishArticle
    health threat to humans.   In freshwater, harmful methylmercury latches onto decayed plants and animal matter, which sunlight can more easily break down. But in seawater, methylmercury latches ontoRead more
  4. photo Mercury levels have tripled in world's oceans since Industrial RevolutionMercury levels have tripled in world's oceans since Industrial RevolutionNews
    concentrations in the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans."Everywhere on the planet is contaminated with mercury to some extent," stated Carl Lamborg, lead author of the study.More methylmercury means fishRead more
  5. photo Mercury exposure linked to homosexuality in birdsMercury exposure linked to homosexuality in birdsNews
    of the Royal Society B, this study reveals that methylmercury, the most toxic and easily absorbed form of mercury found in the environment, is capable of literally altering sexual preference, at least in ibisesRead more
  6. photo DON'T EAT THE FISH: Freshwater bass in California and Arizona lakes accumulating dangerous mercury levelsDON'T EAT THE FISH: Freshwater bass in California and Arizona lakes accumulating dangerous mercury levelsNews
    Lake in Ventura County, however, where the highest levels of methylmercury in Southern California were found. Bass there measured 0.65 milligrams of methylmercury per kilogram. A statewide mercuryRead more
  7. photo Bald Eagles Testing High for MercuryBald Eagles Testing High for MercuryArticle
    -burning plants release mercury. And when the wind blows it eastward it ends up in lakes, rivers and streams, contaminating the fresh water fish that bald eagles feed on with methylmercury, which can leadRead more
  8. photo Mercury in seafood - What is safer and what to avoidMercury in seafood - What is safer and what to avoidNews
    of soil dwelling anaerobic bacteria that take up sulfate convert inorganic mercury to methylmercury through their metabolic processes. This conversion is problematic from an ecological point of viewRead more
  9. photo Check your mercury intake from fish with this handy online calculatorCheck your mercury intake from fish with this handy online calculatorNews
    in the environment is methylmercury. This is the form of mercury passed into fish and marine mammals. Methylmercury is changed by bacteria and fungi in the environment and is multiplied and made more pervasiveRead more
  10. photo Avoid eating these 11 types of fish to reduce your exposure to mercuryAvoid eating these 11 types of fish to reduce your exposure to mercuryNews
    fish contain mercury, however, so it's important to know which fish contain the highest levels. From Food Forensics: "Because the oceans are polluted with it, methylmercury is typically found in fishRead more

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Methylmercury

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Methylmercury (sometimes methyl mercury) is an organometallic cation with the formula [CH3Hg]+. It is a bioaccumulative environmental toxicant."Methylmercury" is a shorthand for "monomethylmercury", and is more correctly "monomethylmercury(II) cation". It is composed of a methyl group (CH3-) bonded to a mercury ion; its chemical formula is CH3Hg+ (sometimes written as MeHg+). As a positively...More