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Title: Mercury in the South African environment
Authors: Matooane, M
Oosthuizen, R
Keywords: Mercury emissions
Mercury toxicity
Gas emissions
Human health
Toxic environments
Environmental health
Mercury
Issue Date: Nov-2009
Citation: Matooane, M, and Oosthuizen, R. 2010. Mercury in the South African environment. Toxic Bodies-Toxic Environments. 29 November 2010, Centurion, pp 1
Series/Report no.: Workflow request;7096
Abstract: This presentation highlights the toxic effects that over-exposure to mercury (Hg) might have on human health. This includes blindness, deafness, cerebral palsy, mental problems and abnormal reflexes and muscle tone. Hg emissions increasing globally, and South Africa is a significant contributor to total global Hg emissions. The way forward includes a better understanding of other source emissions, e.g. biomass burning, cement production, etc., a better understanding of South African fish consumption patterns and the improvement of monitoring systems for sensitive ecosystems, e.g. wetlands, to establish trends.
Description: Toxic Bodies-Toxic Environments. 29 November 2010, Centurion
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5186
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