Dia – methl-What-A-Huh Poisoning? That Sounds Serious!

  Topics: Mercury and Toxins   Karen Wetterhahn – Mercury Poisoning on Steroids   Dimethylmercury Poisoning is serious, but what does that mean? Let’s break it down right here. Mercury, well it’s the stuff that used to be found in thermometers, compact fluorescent lightbulbs, and dental fillings. Sounds harmless, right? Well, it’s far from harmless. […]

Methylmercury Poisoning: Waterborne Madness

Methylmercury (MeHg) is a very simple organo-metallic compound with a devastating ability to pollute and poison. The ramifications of widespread industrial use of methylmercury first appeared more than five decades ago: Japan in the 1960s. Failure to acknowledge the outbreak of methylmercury poisoning delayed research, meaning the problem took longer to address than it should […]