Mercury, Biology

Mercury

The metal is biologically non-essential but being used in various industries, it is released in environment from both natural and anthropogenic sources. Man-made sources such as coal combustion, non-ferrous metal production, waste disposal etc. release substantial quantities of mercury resulting in eco-toxicity. The last century witnessed several incidences of mercury poisoning causing death of man and animals in Minamata Bay in Japan, Guatemala, Iraq and Pakistan. Methyl-mercury is the most toxic and stable form of mercury and most avian and mammalian predators at the top of contaminated tropics suffer from this form.

Posted Date: 9/20/2012 1:52:09 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Mercury, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Mercury, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Mercury Discussions

Write discussion on Mercury
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
advantages of spread plate method over pour plate method

Pseudopodia – Protozoans Pseudopodia are flowing cytoplasmic protrusions of the cell causing amoeboid movement. In protozoans pseudopodia exist in several forms. The most fami

Dysrhythmias Usually occur during the initial 24-72 hours, but may occur later on also. The causes may be ventricular irritability due to manipulations of heart durin

A v i a n tuberculosis Tuberculosis in poultry has not remained a big threat in list of diseases due to commercialization of poultry business. It is a contagious chronic di

Q. Why is waste considered one of the major environmental issues? The environmental problem regarding waste worsens with industrial development and the global growth of consump

C4 plants have higher net photosynthetic rate because a.they have no photorespiration b.can photosynthesise in low in

Determine Energy requirements of school children and adolescents? Table depicts the energy requirements of school children and adolescents,  as recommended by ICMR (1990).


Hipot is an abbreviation for high potential. Usually, Hipot is a term given to a class of electrical safety testing instruments used to confirm electrical insulation in finished ap

How Rb protein's phosphorylation state affects the cell cycle and cancer progression. please put link or citation of where you find information.