In 2015, Mercury
was fined $27.6 million for charging consumers unapproved and unfairly discriminatory rates.
, or "asoge," in Filipino, is a naturally occurring heavy metal that is of great concern because it is toxic.
In an article, which Live Science published, author Alina Bradford wrote: 'When mercury
is released into the atmosphere, it dissolves in fresh water and seawater.
Dr Zaigham said that the mercury
fumes then easily penetrate through human body which results into adverse impacts over human health particularly pregnant women, below 13 year age and others.
"Pakistan has become signatory to the Minamata Convention on Mercury
on 10 Oct, 2013 where the United Nations have launched various project to curb mercury
releases including the Impact of Minamata Development Assessment project initiated in 2016.
The letter issued said that mercury
is the 3rd most hazardous substance that is used in dental amalgam, a restorative material that is approximately 50% mercury
According to the report, mercury
presents the biggest risk in rivers, lakes and oceans where it takes a highly toxic form that is absorbed by animals, including fish.
Speaking as chief guest at the concluding session of the three-day national mercury
toxicity assessment workshop, the official assured the participants of the ministry's strong commitment to work with the environmental, health, education and industrial sectors to eliminate the sources of mercury
Among all the population, children under 12 years of age, pregnant women and nursing mothers are most vulnerable to mercury
The centre of three celestial objects (sun, earth and Mercury
) will align along a straight line during the 'superior conjunction'.
Researchers have discovered permafrost in the northern hemisphere stores massive amounts of natural mercury
, a finding with significant implications for human health and ecosystems worldwide as exposure to mercury
- even small amounts - can cause serious health problems.
Quicksilver Scientific's Mercury
Tri-Test analyzes the trifecta of blood, hair, and urine simultaneously to provide complete analysis of mercury