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Full Title: Mercury-Containing Waste
Full Work Author: Florida Department of Waste Management
Abstract: This Web site provides a technical description of how mercury affects human health, offers many fact sheets on mercury-containing products, and has a kids section to teach them about mercury. The site also provides Florida’s regulations on mercury and what is being done to prevent contamination.

Full Title: Consumer Advisory about Mercury in Fish
Full Work Author: Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Abstract: This fact sheet warns of the dangers of consuming large amounts of fish suspected of containing trace amounts of mercury. The sheet explains how the fish can become contaminated and explains that they can be eaten in only very small amounts.

Full Title: Human Health Effects and Ecological Impacts of Mercury
Full Work Author: Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA)
Abstract: This site gives a brief overview of the ways that mercury poses a health risk.

Full Title: Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury
Full Work Author: Committee on the Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Research Council
Abstract: This book outlines the effects of mercury in a certain form. The book is free to read online and contains information about methylmercury and why awareness is important.

This illustrates the overall process of the cycling of mercury through the environment.

This illustration displays the overall process of the cycling of mercury through the environment.

 
 
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