Progress on Understanding Atmospheric Mercury Hampered by Uncertain Measurements
Environmental Science and Technology
American Chemical Society
Mercury (Hg) is a potent neurotoxin and globally reducing environmental levels is seen as paramount for protecting human and wildlife health. In 2013, many countries finalized the negotiations on, and have now signed, the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which commits participating countries to reduce emissions and use of mercury. Successful implementation of the treaty will require adequate verification through global monitoring.
Jaffe D.A., Lyman S., Amos H.M., Gustin M.S., et al., 2014. Progress on understanding atmospheric mercury hampered by uncertain measurements, Environmental Science and Technology 48, 7204-7206.