oa CSIR Science Scope - Assessing mercury in waste and water : towards sustainability
|Article Title||Assessing mercury in waste and water : towards sustainability|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Author||Renate Janse Van Vuuren|
|Publication Date||Jun 2008|
|Pages||34 - 35|
The problem with mercury pollution arises when it is converted to methyl-mercury in the aquatic environment, as this form of mercury not only bio-accumulates in aquatic food chains, but it is many times more toxic than other forms of mercury.
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