Narcisa Olendorf Period # 1 12-14-11 Mercury 1. How much of this toxin is produced?

In 1989 the EPA found on average that there was 1.4 million lb/yr of mercury being released. 2. Toxicity and LD50 information 1-4 grams of mercury can be fatal to adults 3. Solubility

4. Stability

5. Chronic Effects Kidney damage, insomnia, memory loss, and slowed motor and sensory skills. 6. acute effects repertory issues, kidney damage, tremors, high levels of salvation, blured vision, and malaise, hearing and speech loss. 7. Mode of transportation (air, water, etc...) Can be found in water, air, in food (seafood), and can be absorbed through the skin. 8. Epidemiological information

9. Impact on ecosystems High doses are found in seafood, could lead to birth defects to many animals mainly aquatic and amimals that eat a lot of sea food. 10. Biological magnification potential

11. Biological accumilation potential

12. Biological half life The biological half life of mercury can range from 88 days to 115 days. 13. Impact on human health (Immune, Nervous, etc..) Could lead to kidney damage, retardation to unborn babies, damage to sensory, motor, and nervous system.

Sources: http://en.gov/ttn/atw/hlthef/mercury.14.epa.org/wiki/Mercury_(element) http://www.html http://mysite.edu/~jcalvert/phys/mercury.htm .du.wikipedia.

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