Mercury and the
This page is a brief overview of how mercury
enters the environment through human uses as
well as through natural sources.
This page by the USGS discusses the mercury
contamination of aquatic ecosystems and
includes a .pdf version online.
Abstracts for presentations given at the USGS
workshop on mercury cycling in the
This is a graphic of the circulation of
mercury throughout the environment.
Brief abstract on a USGS Research Project:
Physiological and teratogenic effects of
mercury on aquatic birds nesting along the
mid-to lower Carson River and vicinity,
This page is run by Birdnet, and it discusses
the issue of rising mercury levels in birds
http://www.consecol.org/Journal/vol2/iss2/art10/main.html Behavioral response of common Loons
associated with elevated mercury (Hg)
By the USGS, this is an extensive study of the
Aquatic Cycling of Mercury in the Florida
It includes numerous proposals,
pictures, data, and information, a very
This file is a report by the New England Zero
Mercury Campaign on the elimination progress
or lack of in all of the New England states,
explaining what has been done and what still
needs to be done.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s
research and reduction initiative on mercury.
This site includes primary data,
graphs, and many articles.
A USGS site concerning mercury bioaccumulation
in a historic gold mining area of the South
Yuba River, Deer Creek, and Bear River
watersheds of California.
Elevated levels of mercury in sport-caught
bass and Squawfish from the Willamette River.
Toxic levels of mercury In New England rain
Mercury found in fish and birds in Las Vegas
in Walker Lake.
This page is a news brief by CNN
reporting that the mercury in the Everglades
came most likely from distant sources.
page by the USGS is the SOFIA action group's
description and findings of mercury in South
This page explains the status of mercury in
the Amazon River- sources and health
This page briefly covers mapping of
mercury-containing mineral sources in the
Owyhee Reservoir watershed using AVIRIS
This is a page by the FDA describing the
problem of mercury in seafood, how it is true,
and how it is exaggerated.
It also includes advisory listings concerning
the acceptable consumption levels of mercury
FDA announces advisory on Methyl Mercury in
EPA National Advice on Mercury in Freshwater
Fish for Women Who Are or May Become pregnant,
nursing mothers, and young children.
This in an index list of every state of all
the posted fish advisories for mercury levels.
EPA update on mercury in fish, June 2001.
An article arguing the unlikelihood of “mad
Advisory main page of mercury in fish from
The EPA link page of articles on mercury in
University of Rochester report concerning
mercury levels in fish not at toxic levels for
The Montana Department of Public Health and
Human Services statement on the regulation of
fish and mercury in children and women of
A simple screening method was introduced to
determine mercury levels in fish.
Fish Advisory by the FDA in March 2001 for
pregnant women and young children.
Fish newsletter advisory and review article
from Florida concerning mercury in fish and
safe consumption levels.
This page is managed by the University of
California at Davis and it is a review of the
dangers of mercury in seafood. It
includes possible threats and areas where
mercury contamination is not as bad as some
other organizations claim.