Second in a two-part series on mercury in the environment entitled "Mercury Risi
Second in a two-part series on mercury in the environment entitled "Mercury Rising." Linda Welch, a biologist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in Orono, found amounts of mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls in Maine birds that were ten times as high as normal. Most mercury in Maine is blown here via westerly winds from Massachussets, and the biggest sources of airborne mercury are coal-burning utilities and garbage incinerators. The quickest way to keep mercury from getting into the environment is to stop using so much of it in the manufacture of household products. Details.
Karr, Paul, "Second in a two-part series on mercury in the environment entitled "Mercury Risi" (1994). Maine News Index – Casco Bay Weekly. 548.
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