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Old 01-24-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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NYT Article on Mercury

And to think as a kid I loved to break thermometers and play with that silver liquid....

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/sc...?_r=1&src=dayp
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:02 AM   #2
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And to think as a kid I loved to break thermometers and play with that silver liquid....

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/sc...?_r=1&src=dayp
I loved working with Dropping Mercury Electrodes in the 70's; it was lots of fun messing with big pools of the stuff. Later on I spent many years trying to figure out why every darn thing in nature we looked at had positive hits for mercury, I thought it was all background because I couldn't find anything without it anymore (meaning I couldn't find a sediments, fish, etc without detectable levels of mercury, or PCBs for that matter, unless they were from a hatchery with filtered water). The behavioral data is interesting, particularly where the loons are wholly uninterested in caring for their young. I don't really care for childcare myself; I blame the 70's and those dropping mercury electrodes.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:56 AM   #3
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Thanks for the link Glen... very interesting and scary. You really start to get the feeling that there is no where to hide!
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