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Global change and mercury

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DOI: 10.1126/science.1242838

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Abstract

More than 140 nations recently agreed to a legally binding treaty on reductions in human uses and releases of mercury that will be signed in October of this year. This follows the 2011 rule in the United States that for the first time regulates mercury emissions from electricity-generating utilities. Several decades of scientific research preceded these important regulations. However, the impacts of global change on environmental mercury concentrations and human exposures remain a major uncertainty affecting the potential effectiveness of regulatory activities.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Global change and mercury
Series title:
Science
DOI:
10.1126/science.1242838
Volume
341
Issue:
6153
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Contributing office(s):
Wisconsin Water Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
1457
Last page:
1458
Number of Pages:
2