Friday, March 20, 2009

Scientific Facts on Mercury

Context - Mercury is a heavy metal of which some forms are known to be highly toxic. Though mercury occurs naturally in the environment it is now mainly released by human activities.

Are these releases being controlled? Are humans and the environment at risk?

This Digest is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report
produced in 2002 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):
"Executive Summary of the Global Mercury Assessment" Learn more...