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  • n. The organometallic cation CH3Hg+; it is a toxicant that accumulates in the environment in the form of various compounds

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  • When these mercury particles reach water, microorganisms consume them, transforming the particles to a highly toxic form of mercury called methylmercury , that can contaminate fish.

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  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls methylmercury one of the nation's most serious hazardous waste problems and says it is a possible carcinogen.

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  • When airborne mercury reaches water, it can change to the toxic methylmercury, which is found in tainted fish.

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  • The researchers found that a form of the toxic element, called methylmercury, breaks down more slowly in seawater than in fresh water.

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  • The mercury that accumulates in the bodies of fish is methylmercury, which is generally considered more toxic.

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  • A form of mercury called methylmercury is particularly risky to a baby's developing brain and nervous system, according to background information from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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  • The federal government calls methylmercury one of the nation's most serious hazardous waste problems, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is a possible carcinogen.

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  • If mercury is in a landfill or in water, it can be more problematic in the sense that it can bind with methane to make methylmercury, which is dangerous because it is easily absorbed by the body, since it contains carbon.

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  • Even with that clue, it took another two years before officials determined that the cause of “Minamata disease” was toxic waste from a local factory that was poisoning the region’s fish with an organomercurial compound called methylmercury.

    The Panic Virus

  • Organic mercury compounds such as methylmercury that are fat-soluble and readily cross the blood brain barrier are especially damaging to developing nervous tissues.

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